• 24 2016 May

    Hood River County Blocks Plan to Build $50M Nestle Bottling Plant

    Hood River County voters have approved a ban on commercial water bottling, blocking a $50 million bottling plant Nestle wants to build in the Columbia River Gorge. Early results showed 69 percent of county voters approving a measure that restricts the production and transportation of...

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    06 2016 May

    Here’s What Happens When a Town Bans Plastic Water Bottles

    College campuses are one thing, they say, but it’s impossible to completely ban single-use plastic water bottles in a town. Well, they’re right – and they’re also absolutely wrong. Because four years ago this very month, residents of Concord, Massachusetts, voted to essentially ban the...

  • 23 2016 March

    It’s Not Just The Bottle – The Ubiquity of the Plastic Straw

    At Ban the Bottle, we’re focusing on educating people about the real cost – financial and environmental – of single-use plastic water bottles. Our Bottled Water Facts page has the nitty gritty, but in a nutshell, Americans use some 50 billion plastic water bottles annually...

  • 08 2016 March

    An Unexpected Industry Goes Green

    While banning plastic bottles completely is the best way to eliminate unneeded waste in landfills, the ongoing recycling programs undertaken by some casinos in the U.S. are very much appreciated in an industry, which you probably wouldn’t expect to be moving forward with ‘green’ philosophies....

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Hood River County voters have approved a ban on commercial water bottling, blocking a $50 million bottling plant Nestle wants to build in the Columbia River Gorge. Early results showed 69 percent of county voters...

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At Ban the Bottle, we’re focusing on educating people about the real cost – financial and environmental – of single-use plastic water bottles. Our Bottled Water Facts page has the nitty gritty, but in a...

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An Unexpected Industry Goes Green

March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

While banning plastic bottles completely is the best way to eliminate unneeded waste in landfills, the ongoing recycling programs undertaken by some casinos in the U.S. are very much appreciated in an industry, which you...

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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Bans the Bottle!

February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Good news, ski bunnies! Effective since the beginning of the 2015-16 ski season, all shops owned and operated in Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows have banned the sale of single-use plastic water bottles. With the launch...

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The Facts of Water Pollution

February 4, 2016 | 3 Comments

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A public pledge is a great way to inspire others to join a cause, whether it’s saving the whales or getting off plastic bottles. We’ve found two pledges that are committed to helping you reduce...

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REPOST: 15 Reusable Bottles You’ll Want To Use

January 18, 2016 | 2 Comments

Boring water bottles are a thing of the past. We’ve uncovered the best bottles that are worth the upgrade. Isn’t it about time to redefine your hydrating methods? Glitter & Glam This fun water bottle...

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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.