Plastic Recycling Can Make A Difference

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In 2011, the U.S. generated 32 million tons of plastic waste, accounting for near 13 percent of the nation’s total garbage, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. This waste included nearly 14 million tons of plastic packaging and containers, roughly 11 million tons of durable goods such as household appliances, and almost seven million … [Read more...]

Erin Brockovich Crusades Against Bottled Water

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Erin Brockovich wants consumers to put down the bottle and turn on the tap. "Bottled water is expensive," Brockovich told The Price of Fame at the Toronto International Film Festival. "People can save money by not buying as much bottled water and maybe investing in a good filter for the house." (Brockovich is still looking for a filter to … [Read more...]

California Attorney General Sues Companies Over False Biodegradable Claims

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LOS ANGELES — The California attorney general's office on Wednesday sued three companies over allegations they misled consumers by marketing plastic water bottles as biodegradable. The lawsuit – said to be the first government action to enforce the state's environmental marketing law – accuses ENSO Plastics of Mesa, Ariz., of falsely claiming … [Read more...]

Environmental Group Sues Glacier for Consumer Fraud

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Glacier Water Services, the largest seller in California and the U.S. of filtered water from vending machines, claims its machines dispense chemical-free drinking water. But the first statewide tests of vended water for chemical contaminants found that one-third of Glacier machines sell water that fails state health standards, and two-thirds fail … [Read more...]

One “Cool” Dog

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My Friend Katrina Oakley of  Water ~ Life Essetial shared with me a pic of her friends' dog Elliot and how he's keeping cool this summer. Thats one way to do it! As the temperatures climb upwards of 100 degrees, we all need to stay cool. But, we cannot forget our pets. The heat is particularly hard for pets, especially when they are left at home … [Read more...]

H20 On The Go With Filtered Water Bottles

Filtered Water Bottles Filtering your water at home is fine, but what if you want to be able to do it on the go? Ready to break your plastic water bottle habit but not quite sold on straight municipal tap while your on the go? If so, a filtered water bottle may be the solution. Amazon.com carries a wide variety of filtered water bottles. With … [Read more...]

The Cost of Bottled Water – Is it worth it?

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Over half of Americans drink bottled water, spending 240-10,000 times more per gallon for bottled water than they do for tap water, a trend largely fueled by the belief that bottled water is safer and healthier than tap water. Is the cost worth it? Controversial reports from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Gland, Switzerland, and the … [Read more...]

Use Less Plastic!

Use Less Plastic from TakePart on Vimeo. Every piece of plastic ever made still exists today, and much of this plastic has traveled from our hands to our oceans. The most important thing you can do is use less plastic. Join the Blue movement and sign the plastic pledge at SaveMyOceans.com. … [Read more...]

Who is Nestlé fooling? – Corporate Accountability International

Nestlé is at it again; saying one thing and doing another. Today, at its annual shareholders’ meeting, Nestlé is busy touting a rosy new community siting strategy.  Yet in Wacissa, Florida, Nestlé is set to pump an estimated 450,000 gallons each day from the pristine Wacissa River just to drive its bottled water profits. Wacissa residents are … [Read more...]

Bottled Water Free Day is March 10th 2011

Across Canada and the world, people are taking a stand in support of public water and against the privatization of our water resources.  It is time to unite and ban bottled water. Join the Canadian Federation of Students, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the Sierra Youth Coalition, Development & Peace and the Polaris Institute in the … [Read more...]

Water Filters For a Green Life

Contestant #5 in our blog contest: Article by Katrina Oakley   There are many ways to live Green these days. Green living is in. Everywhere you look there are Green products. There are, Green furniture, Green electronics, appliances, food packaging, even Green cars. There are many ways to live a Greener life. Think about what you use in your … [Read more...]

Is Bottled Water Healthier Than Tap Water in The Netherlands?

Contestant #3 in our blog contest: Article by Paula van Dun I visited the waterfilterladysblog and the first line that caught my eye was the line "Are you still drinking bottled water?" My answer to this is no. I seldom drink bottled water. I drink the water as it comes out of my tap. I live in the Netherlands in a region where the water is pretty … [Read more...]

ARE YOU STILL DRINKING BOTTLED WATER?

Contestant #1 in our blog contest: Article by Jay Glasgow 60+ Million Plastic Bottles enter  our Oceans, Bays & Rivers every year!     Monday, February 21, 2011 Jay Glasgow Drinking Water Containers – Fashionable & Eco-friendly? You would think there’s not a decent source of water for thousands of miles, considering … [Read more...]

Back2Tap Solves The Water Bottle Dilema

In the fall of 2007, after seeing countless plastic water bottles overflowing from garbage cans at parks and fields across town, Mary Lonergan, Ellen Blazoski, Lydia Chambers & Ann Whitman felt they had to do something. Initially, they wanted to work with the town to improve recycling efforts. After learning that only 23% of all … [Read more...]