Tap vs Bottled Water Debate by Kacey Bruce & Dasha Fitzpatrick

Over at the timesunion.com there is a fierce debate going on. Tap vs. Bottled water by Kacey Bruce &  Dasha Fitzpatrick. Dasha and Kacey recently discovered that they have differing opinions on a few savings-related subjects. So, they have decided to post their opposing views and see what y’all think about whatever they're discussing. This week’s face-off: tap water v. bottled water. Which do you prefer? Which one saves you money? You decide.

The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard

"In her new book The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession With Stuff Is Trashing The Planet, Our Communities, And Our Health - And A Vision For Change, author Annie Leonard connects the stuff you consume with everything and everyone that made it and will be stuck with it when you're done."The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute film that takes viewers on a provocative and eye-opening tour of the real costs of our consumer driven culture—from resource extraction to iPod incineration. Annie Leonard, an ...[READ MORE]

Moore On Plastic In The Oceans – Tap It Talk

This is so disturbing, it really makes me want to cry...Captain Charles Moore discusses the great pacific garbage patch.He presents some of the facts about how plastic gets into the ocean and the problems it causes, along with some great imagery. He happens to be kind of funny too. Watch the video here: Moore On Plastic In The Oceans - Tap It Talk

How Do I Remove Fluoride From My Tap Water?

One of the questions that is most asked of me is "how do I remove fluoride from my tap water"? Most people are aware that there is a controversy surrounding public fluoridation of drinking water, and many people are now becoming more aware of the dangers associated with toxic fluoride ingestion. Municipal water treatment plants have historically added fluoride to the water to help prevent tooth decay, and they try to maintain a level of 1.5 - 2.5 mg/L (or 1.5 - 2.5 ppm). Water concentrations of ...[READ MORE]

'Get Off the (H20) Bottle' proves successful | Kansan.com

'Get Off the (H20) Bottle' proves successful Kansan.comWatch The Video HereShowing up at the Kansas Union more than 20 minutes early to the “Get Off the (H2O) Bottle” tour, which began at 2 p.m., David Jacobson waited with his empty plastic bottle, ready to trade it for a Klean Kanteen stainless steel canteen.The tour is crossing the country, raising awareness about plastic bottled water, making 33 stops and tossing every bottle given into its trailer.“I’ve never had a stainless steel bottle, so ...[READ MORE]

Multi-Pure Give Aways – Free Shower Filter or Stainless Water Bottles

Have you been in the market for a Multi-Pure drinking water system? If so, now is the best time to buy! Each quarter Multi-Pure introduces a new promotion that their distributors can offer their customers. April 1st began the 2nd quarter of 2010 and launched their  newest promotion: New customers can select a FREE gift every time they purchase a Multi-Pure Drinking Water System! Customers can receive either a FREE Shower Filter or (2) Free H2O on the Go Bottles (17oz size) during the ...[READ MORE]

The Story of Bottled Water

The Story of Bottled Water, employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to ‘take back the tap,’ not only by making a ...[READ MORE]

The Perils of Plastic – Time.com

The Perils of PlasticYoung children are subjected to plastics in their every day life such as eating utensils, plates, bowls that might contain dangerous toxins. Since World War II, production of industrial chemicals has risen rapidly, and the U.S. generates or imports some 42 billion lb. (19 billion kg) of them per day, leaving Americans awash in a sea of synthetics. These aren't the sorts of chemicals that come to mind when we picture pollution — huge plants spilling contaminated wastewater ...[READ MORE]

National Geographic – Why Tap Water is Better Than Bottled Water

Source: National Geographic Daily NewsSolvie Karlstrom and Christine Dell'AmoreNational Geographic's Green GuidePublished March 10, 2010Bottled water is a drain on the environment: The U.S. public goes through about 50 billion water bottles a year, and most of those plastic containers are not recycled, according to Elizabeth Royte's 2008 book Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It.Transporting the bottles and keeping them cold also burns fossil fuels, which give off greenhouse ...[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 disposable plastic water bottles are recycled and after learning about the tremendous waste involved in the production and distribution of water in ...[READ MORE]