Do you purchase water in a plastic bottle? We use to, and I always felt like it was the wrong thing to do. We also have the filtered water in pitchers, so thought it might be better to somehow re-use the water bottles. They, however, did not cooperate. Some were made too thinly and would melt and wrinkle in the dishwasher.
I found a substitute. SOBE'S!! I bought four bottles of Sobe's drinks and had fun drinking them....then put them in the dish washer. That was great for awhile, but the lids did not hold up. What to do?
Well, you should have seen me walking about Albertson's carrying the empty Sobe bottle around checking on caps on other items (not taking them off, but holding them up together). The experience was different - I did find that the bottle caps on Nature's Choice vitamins fit (nice yellow tops that match) and some of the salad dressing tops fit.
So, I have a collection of tops (had to go through a lot of salad dressing!) as every so often one will get lost or break, and the bottles fit nicely in the dish washer and now we don't have to worry about bacteria, mold, mildew nor do we have to worry about the dump filling up with our plastic bottles!