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19 2016 July
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Montreal To Ban the Bottle

Small towns are one thing, but something big is on the horizon. The Canadian city’s mayor is looking to completely ban plastic-bottled water, which would make Montreal the first metropolis to do such a thing. The surprise announcement came in February of this year, but the timeline isn’t firm. The city, home to over 1.5 million...

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20 2016 June
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Reusable Water Bottles for Convenience and Style

If convenience is your excuse for using single-use disposable water bottles, listen up. Our latest round-up of reusable water bottles are as just as handy as the kind you toss – with the added benefits of sustainability and style. BU Water This unusual and beautiful water bottle has an elegant profile that’s downright uncommon in the industry....

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31 2016 May
By Hannah Ellsbury
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The Sobering Reality of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Have you heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It’s basically a gigantic trash heap in the middle of the North Pacific – but that’s the simplest description. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is actually comprised of two separate patches (the Western Garbage Patch near Japan and the Eastern Garbage Patch between Hawaii and...

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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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