We know that water in single-use plastic is a big deal. We also know that everything has a time and a place. So we are switching from the bottled water that we used to carry for charity events (that was produced by a certain corporation that has some pretty ambiguous ethics) to our own Ace branded drinking water! Why not get rid of it all together you ask? Good Question. The simple truth is that sometimes you need bottled water. We donate cases of water for charity runs, School fun-runs, and the occasional volunteer work party. We also know that even today, some people in our city don’t have access to clean water. We at Standard 5&10 Ace are always committed to being the most helpful store in our neighborhood, and while perhaps Pacific and Laurel Heights do not share as much of the homeless issues as other parts of our city, we know that our neighborhoods do share the desire to help others. If you are putting together packets for the homeless, a bottle of water can make all the difference. Finally, we carry it, because we live in one of the most geologically active areas in the world. Every single one of us needs an emergency kit that contains enough water for at least 4 days if not longer. We would love if everyone had space for a large re-usable water storage tank (which we can order for you), but the reality is that most of us just don’t, but we do all have the small square footage required by a case of bottled water. Oh, and that empty single-use bottle? It’s only single-use if you only use it once. Did you know that empty plastic bottles can be used to: grow a vertical garden, water plants when you are on vacation, be made into ice packs, can store paint, Can be made into a house (no really check this out) plus so much more. So in conclusion, we want everyone to have a Kleen Kanteen or a S’well bottle for water, but if you need water for charity or emergency we have you covered for that as well. Also if you have a charity event that you need bottled water for, please contact us here.