• 05 2015 March

    City Council Approves Drinking Fountain Installations

    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, it will help assist in the community’s effort to become...

  • 04 2015 February

    Bonnaroo Says Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and REFUSE

    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.   Plastic water bottles and disposable cups are some of...

  • 19 2015 January

    BREAKING: Tsal’alh First Nation Bans Bottled Water!

    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 to continue to protect our water sources and help raise the...

  • 09 2015 January

    Mobile Water Station Saves over 99,000 Single-Use Plastic Bottles

    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 2014, will continue to operate this year and promote conservation education,...

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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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It Surrounds Us, Can You Avoid It?

December 30, 2014 | 1 Comments

Plastic has taken over our world. Take a look around you. That water bottle, Starbucks coffee cup, your Walmart lunch bag is all plastic that eventually gets thrown away and becomes plastic waste in our...

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U of Hawaii Petitions Towards a Bottled Water Ban

December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Less than a month after a student group organized its first plastic-free week, its petition to ban single-use plastic water bottles has more than 800 signatures. “We hope to see a strong initiative to ban...

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Though it can be really easy to buy a big case of Poland Spring plastic water bottles to stick under your bed, bottled water is honestly more harmful than you might think. Using your own reusable...

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Express Gratitude for Having Safe Water

December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

This morning — and every morning — as I stand at my kitchen sink to fill the coffee pot, or to brush my teeth in the bathroom sink, or to pour a glass of water...

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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.