BOTTLE RETURNS

At nearly $15 billion in U.S. sales last year, bottled water can be found everywhere. So can the bottles and that's what has environmentalists fighting to reduce the approximately 38 million plastic containers that are discarded every year. Smart retailers are staying above the fray by adding a selection of reusable containers to their beverage aisle. Several are already available. The Brita filter

At nearly $15 billion in U.S. sales last year, bottled water can be found everywhere. So can the bottles — and that's what has environmentalists fighting to reduce the approximately 38 million plastic containers that are discarded every year.

Smart retailers are staying above the fray by adding a selection of reusable containers to their beverage aisle.

Several are already available. The Brita filter company and Nalgene, which produces reusable water bottles, teamed up to form

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