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20 2014 October
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Pharmaceutical Bottles Banned in India

The Union health ministry has banned the use of plastic bottle containers in pharmaceutical industry. According to the recent notification by the health ministry, no manufacturer shall use the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or plastic containers in liquid oral formulations for primary packaging of drug formulations for paediatric use, geriatric use and for use in pregnant...

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13 2014 October
By Hannah Ellsbury
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A Book That Can Purify Contaminated Drink Water

A paper that purifies drinking water, you say? Chemist Theresa Dankovich, Ph.D., invented the paper filters, and in collaboration with WATERisLIFE, hopes to distribute them to their primary sites in Ghana, Kenya, India, and Haiti. The paper reduces 99.9% of water’s bacteria count, using microscopic silver particles that kill diseases like cholera, E. coli, and typhoid coat each page...

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07 2014 October
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Water Refill Stations Help Students Stay Hydrated During San Diego Drought

As last week’s high-pressure system pushed San Diego County into record high temperatures, residents were advised to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Yet liquid resources are running low in California: The entire state is experiencing an unprecedented drought. Though the heat will eventually break, the drought will continue to persist. According to the...

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01 2014 October
By Hannah Ellsbury
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BREAKING: California Becomes First State to Ban Plastic Bags

Governor Edmund Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill that bans plastic shopping bags, making California the first U.S. state to officially prohibit stores from handing them out for free. “This bill is a step in the right direction — it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast...

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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
By Hannah Ellsbury
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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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