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15 2014 April
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Latest and Greatest Reusable Water Bottles

About time for a new reusable water bottle? The options are enormous to meet your needs, lifestyle and preferences from food-grade stainless steel to BPA free, you’ll be sure to find the right bottle for you. Take a look at some of the newest options out there. Outrigger by Liquid Hardware Forgot to clean your sports...

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27 2014 March
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Hydration: What You May Not Know

You’re active, putting in the miles on your bike or your favorite pair of running shoes, so hydration should be a fact of life, right? We hope so, but just in case, see how many of these facts you know: 1. Electrolytes are important, and so is eating properly. “Anyone suffering from hyponatremia hasn’t had too...

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26 2014 March
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Two Dozen Bottled Water-Free National Parks and More To Come

Nearly two dozen units of the National Park System have instituted bans against the sale of disposable water bottles, a move proponents say will greatly reduce trash. For most parks, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, disposable plastic water bottles represent the biggest source of trash that parks must pay to haul away, averaging...

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25 2014 March
By Hannah Ellsbury
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WWU is Official: No Bottled Water After April 1

Congratulations to Western Washington University! After nearly 3 years of campaigning, WWU has voted to end the sale of bottled water on their campus beginning April 1, 2014. WWU is now the largest college or university in the state of Washington to end the sale of bottled water on campus, joining Seattle University and Evergreen State College. The...

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12 2014 March
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Today’s the Day at Santa Fe: Ban Bottled Water

Background In 2006, SFCC developed a five-year plan including the use of sustainable technologies and practices, then signed the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment in 2009 and a zero waste resolution two years later. For the last  two years, Matt Sherman, an active force in Santa Fe Community College’s Environmental Club, has been pushing to change...

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03 2014 March
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Vermont Campus Pushes to Strengthen Current Bottle Ban

The bottle ban might not be water under the bridge just yet. In 2012, the University ended the sale of flavorless bottled water on campus and mandated that one-third of beverages offered in vending machines be “healthy options,” according to a Feb. 2012 article published by the Vermont Cynic. The policy went into effect Jan. 1,...

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06 2014 February
By Hannah Ellsbury
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City of Seattle Striving to Ban the Bottle, Following the Example of SF

Seattle, Washington is successfully becoming a city dedicated to the environment. Public transportation consists of hybrid-electric vehicles, the city’s many parks are well kept and cherished, bicycle transportation is heavily advocated and the city has put a ban on plastic bags and charges a bag fee for paper bags. Seattle is stepping up environmentally, though...

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03 2014 February
By Hannah Ellsbury
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TAP- Travelers Against Plastic

The Ban the Bottle team was contacted by Chris MacKay, the co-founder of the TAP- Travelers Against Plastic Campaign. As their initiatives to discourage the use of disposable water bottles fell in line with those of Ban the Bottle, we thought it’d be powerful and important to support and share their campaign. Chris was generous...

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