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16 2014 September
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Drinking Bottled Water Can Lead to Possible Magnesium Deficiency

Like many women, Ahlem Gamri was always sipping bottled water in an effort to drink the recommended eight glasses a day. As a consultant in the oil and gas industry, who travels around the world, she kept a bottle in her handbag to drink on the move. ‘It’s common knowledge that drinking water is fundamental...

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08 2014 September
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Pittsburgh Science Teacher is a Pioneer in Banning the Bottle

PITTSBURGH - Bye, bye, plastic bottles. When Sewickley Academy students arrived to school this week, some likely noticed water bottle refilling stations. In an effort to phase out plastic bottles across campus, the private Edgeworth school installed several of the stations for use with reusable bottles, Head of School Kolia O’Connor said. “Students will be encouraged...

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03 2014 September
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Green Mountain College Makes a Stand!

Green Mountain College is one of the latest colleges in the U.S.  to adopt a bottled water ban across campus and we were able to speak with one of the head persons. Aaron Witham, Director of Sustainability, is assisting with efforts in creating a more environmentally efficient campus.  Since starting the ban in November 2013,...

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29 2014 August
By Hannah Ellsbury
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5 Reusable Bottles You Must Check Out

There are unlimited options of reusable bottles available to fit all types of lifestyles; everything from collapsible bottles to flat, paper-shaped bottles to fit perfectly your homework binder to customized bottles with your name on them. They are all unique in their own ways and depends on your personal preference. Here are just a few of...

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06 2014 August
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Reiterating Why You Should Not Buy Bottled Water

USA Business Daily put together this well-written, fact-based post on why you should not buy bottled water. Not only because of the cost factor, but also the harmful chemicals plastic bottles leach into the water and eventually into your body. Scares over possible water contamination have helped boost demand for bottled water over the last few...

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22 2014 July
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Scarborough Fourth Grader Leads Effort to Ban Bottled Water in School

SCARBOROUGH — Did you know Americans use 1,000 plastic water bottles every second, and almost all will end up in landfills, even though they can be recycled? Nina Chase, a rising fourth-grader at Wentworth Intermediate School, knows. And she’s doing something about it. Chase, 9, wants her school to be free of plastic water bottles,...

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17 2014 July
By Hannah Ellsbury
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The Invisible High Price of Your Little Bottle of Water

Bottled water is usually a waste of money and, beyond that, an environmental mess. American buy 50 billion bottles of water each year, and recycle less than one-fourth of those bottles. It’s a tremendous source of landfill waste, but worse, 17 million barrels of oil are used each year to produce those bottles. That’s enough...

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09 2014 July
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Owen Sound Takes After a Bottled Water Free Community

Owen Sound is now a step closer to becoming a “Blue Community.” Liz Zetlin, representing a group of local residents, asked city council Monday night to adopt a water commons framework that recognizes water as a human right, promotes publicly financed, owned and operated water and waste water systems and bans the sale of bottled...

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