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23 2016 March
By Hannah Ellsbury
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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 – that’s over $1 billion in plastic. And we recycle...

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08 2016 March
By Hannah Ellsbury
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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. Every day, casinos are throwing an enormous amount of plastic...

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18 2016 February
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Bans the Bottle!

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 of Drink Mountain Tap, the resort’s program designed to reduce waste from one-off disposable bottles and promote sustainability and environmental stewardship,...

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04 2016 February
By Hannah Ellsbury
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The Facts of Water Pollution

Courtesy of: Filter Butler Water Systems...

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25 2016 January
By Hannah Ellsbury
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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....

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18 2016 January
By Hannah Ellsbury
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REPOST: 15 Reusable Bottles You’ll Want To Use

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 adds just enough pizazz to your day. Known for keeping drinks cold and insulated for 24 hours, this S’well bottle...

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04 2016 January
By Hannah Ellsbury
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How to Ditch Bottled Water in 2016: An Action Plan

By now, we’re all well versed on the environmental disaster that is the single-use plastic water bottle. If you need a quick refresher, pass your eyeballs over these alarming facts and figures: As a species, we drink more than $100 billion in bottled water every year. That’s about 50 billion bottles, 30 billion of which...

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21 2015 December
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Banning the Bottle – It’s Not Just About The Bottles

In 2013, the University of Vermont banned the sale of water bottles on campus, prompted by a student-led campaign calling for reduced waste. Two years later, the results of the ban are in – and at first glance, they make the water bottle ban seem like a failure. Rachel Johnson, a professor on campus, ran...

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