Will you Pledge to Ditch the Plastic Water Bottle?
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 waste and global warming, just by passing on the single-use plastic water bottle and filling up a reusable bottle instead. Good stuff, right?
FilterForGood is a collaboration between Brita® and Nalgene® – we like the sound of that already. The partnership between the filter/pitcher/bottle/dispenser/faucet system producer and the water bottles we all know and love puts the spotlight on how small changes can have a big impact. The FilterForGood pledge is nothing fancy – there’s nothing to sign, nothing to share on social media. This one is between you and your water bottle – it’s just a simple commitment to personally reduce waste by giving up bottled water. Even if it’s just for a few days every week, replacing single-use bottles with filtered tap water and a reusable bottle will have a positive impact on the planet.
And if you’re the type who needs a little outside approval, you can show your commitment with a commemorative water bottle too.
Over at Camelbak, you can take the pledge to Ditch Disposable. It’s a 30-day commitment to bypass the disposable water bottle in favor of tap bottle and a reusable bottle. Here’s the idea:
- Going disposable for just 30 days saves 18 single-use water bottles from ending up in the landfill. If we could get the entire U.S. on board for just 30 days, we’d eliminate 5.5 billion bottles. That’s huge!
- By taking the 30-day pledge to ditch disposable, you’ll actually save enough money to pay for a reusable bottle (check out some of these lookers right here). In a year, you’ll save roughly $300 when you skip the bottled water – it costs up to 500 times what you’ll spend on tap water.
The Camelbak pledge to Ditch Disposable also has a few suggestions to make the actual ditching a little easier:
- Make it a habit: Pack your reusable water bottle in the evening so it’s ready to go in the morning before you leave for school or work. And take it with you wherever you go. Many places will let you fill up for free.
- Get a filtration system: Make sure your water tastes great – invest in a filtration pitcher, or just get a filtration bottle.
After you take the pledge, you can share it to Facebook to get your friends involved too. Simple, easy and effective. We heartily approve.
Whether or not you need a crowd to like it, there’s a pledge you can take to make a real difference today.