• 17 2014 December

    Why Making the Switch to Reusable Will Make Your Life Better

    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 bottle is much more sustainable, cheaper and even healthier. If...

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    16 2014 December

    Express Gratitude for Having Safe Water

    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 to drink, I am most thankful that the water coming...

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    08 2014 December

    Dickinson Students Get Creative with Plastic Waste Video

    Students at Dickinson College have the right idea when it comes to how harmful plastic bottles can be to the environment. That’s why Environmental Studies students Natalie Cassidy and  Amanda Brangwynne took it upon themselves to educate the students on their campus by producing a public service...

  • 03 2014 December

    8 Most Common Types of Garbage Found in the Ocean

    We’ve all heard of the notorious Great Pacific Garbage Patch floating in the North Pacific Ocean. About 80% of the debris in the garbage patch comes from land-based activities in North America and Asia. A majority of the most commonly found pieces of garbage floating in our...

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Express Gratitude for Having Safe Water

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75% of Berkeley Voted “Yes” to Soda Tax

November 10, 2014 | 1 Comments

Berkeley has become the first city in the country to pass a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in an effort to combat childhood obesity and diabetes, according to Josh Daniels, co-chair of the Yes on D campaign....

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Pharmaceutical Bottles Banned in India

October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

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...

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A Book That Can Purify Contaminated Drink Water

October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

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...

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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.