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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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05 2015 November
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Reusable Water Bottles that Make Sustainability Hip

There’s nothing stylish about unsustainability. The good news is that reusable water bottles have come a long way in terms of green manufacturing practices, function and good looks. Here’s our most recent round-up of reusable bottles for toting your liquid of choice, reducing your carbon footprint and looking good doing it. One of these awesome...

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17 2015 August
By Hannah Ellsbury
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bottled water: bad for environment but beverage makers want us to buy more

Have you seen what’s in the news lately? In our mission to Ban The Bottle, there are challenges along the way. Just last month, The House of Representatives announced that you can’t ban the sale of bottled water in certain areas. Several major US national parks introduced a ban on bottled water sales in 2011...

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15 2015 July
By Hannah Ellsbury
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403 National Parks Service Units to Rid of Bottled Water

A campaign to ban commercial bottled water at all 403 national park service units is on tap at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Actually, organizers of Corporate Accountability International’s “Think Outside the Bottle” campaign are going first to East Stroudsburg University, on Wednesday at 2 p.m., to prime support for their cause. The...

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21 2015 May
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Bottled water companies under fire amid California’s drought

BY PETER HECHT Environmental groups have long taken aim at bottled water companies for contributing to the glut of plastic bottles that clog landfills, streams and waterways. Now, amid California’s drought, they’re looking at the water itself. Groups such as Food & Water Watch, the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, are newly energized as California’s historic...

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15 2015 May
By Hannah Ellsbury
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New Cunning Ways To Ban The Bottle In Style

No more disposables in landfills! Twenty-two billion plastic water bottles are discarded around the world every year. Let’s work together to reduce this number by promoting the use of reusable water bottles! Below are some of today’s ingenious recyclable, filtered water bottles. 1. Black + Blum “eau good” filter water bottle with Japanese binchotan charcoal, Black-Blum Makes tap...

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06 2015 May
By Hannah Ellsbury
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Concord Activists Honored By EPA For Bottled Water Ban

Jean Hill and Jill Appel, whose activism led to Concord becoming the first town in the nation to ban single-serve water bottles, were among 11 Massachusetts residents recognized yesterday by the EPA at the 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New...

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