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    16 2015 April

    Council to ban bottled water at most city-run events

    Thunder Bay city council passed a resolution this month to ban the sale of bottled water at most city-run events. Thunder Bay already has a policy in place that limits the distribution of bottled water at city facilities, such as city hall, where safe, potable water is...

  • 13 2015 April

    UCF students fill fountain with 250,000 water bottles

    video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player The University of Central Florida’s Reflection Pond was filled with plastic water bottles as part of a campaign to raise awareness about waste generated at the school. Students Wednesday littered the pond with 250,000 plastic bottles. Organizers say they will...

  • 09 2015 April

    Americans Trying to Wean Themselves Off the Bottle (Water Bottle, that is)

    Every day, Americans go through 50 million plastic water bottles.  And it takes more than 17 million barrels of oil to meet our demand for bottled water, since most plastics are derived from petroleum. That’s enough energy to fuel more than a million cars and...

  • 01 2015 April

    Strong Advocate Pushes For Ban in Vancouver

    Kelly Newton loves how beautiful it is in Vancouver and she wants to keep it that way. That’s why the 25-year-old, who was born and raised here, started a petition last week called “Take Back the Tap Vancouver” on Change.org to ban the sale of...

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Thunder Bay city council passed a resolution this month to ban the sale of bottled water at most city-run events. Thunder Bay already has a policy in place that limits the distribution of bottled water at...

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video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player The University of Central Florida’s Reflection Pond was filled with plastic water bottles as part of a campaign to raise awareness about waste generated at the school. Students Wednesday littered...

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Every day, Americans go through 50 million plastic water bottles.  And it takes more than 17 million barrels of oil to meet our demand for bottled water, since most plastics are derived from petroleum. That’s...

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Strong Advocate Pushes For Ban in Vancouver

April 1, 2015 | 1 Comments

Kelly Newton loves how beautiful it is in Vancouver and she wants to keep it that way. That’s why the 25-year-old, who was born and raised here, started a petition last week called “Take Back...

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The Oskaloosa City Council in Iowa passed a resolution Monday that would allow for the installation of drinking fountains in public parks and municipal buildings during new construction, or reconstruction. With this process in place,...

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Bonnaroo Says Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and REFUSE

February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Music festivals often make headlines for the amount of garbage they generate, but Bonnaroo — an annual four-day festival held on a farm in Manchester, Tennessee — is making strides to change that wasteful image....

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A First Nation near Lillooet, B.C. has banned the sale of bottled water in an attempt to highlight the need for safe drinking water in indigenous communities. “What we’ve done is we’ve taken a vow...

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In its first year, Evanston’s Mobile Water Station served 9,300 gallons of tap water while reducing disposable 12-ounce bottle use by 99,000. The Mobile Water Station, a city-owned cart that provided clean tap water at 55 various events in...

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Help Reduce Bottled Water Waste!

Americans send about 38 billion water bottles a year to landfills.1 Considering the 1.5 million barrels of oil needed to make those bottles, the environmental impact of plastic bottle waste is truly staggering.2

That's why we created Ban the Bottle. We advocate a simple commitment to reduce your personal waste by giving up bottled water, even if it's just a few days each week. Together, filtered water and a reusable bottle are an ideal solution for going green at home and on the go. It's an easy change that can make a big difference.

1 Fishman, Charles. "Message in a Bottle." Fast Company Magazine July 2007: 110.
2 Arnold, Emily, and Janet Larsen. "Bottled Water: Pouring Resources Down the Drain." Earth Policy Institute. 2 Feb. 2006. 28 June 2007.