• 03 2017 August

    Houston Zoo will no longer sell plastic water bottles

    HOUSTON (KTRK) — In 2015, the Houston Zoo removed plastic bags in the gift shops to protect animals in the wild, by eliminating an estimated 80,000 plastic bags from entering landfills and the environment each year. Now, two years later, the zoo-based conservation organization has...

  • 22 2017 April

    EARTH DAY IS UPON US!

    Today we celebrate Earth Day! A day to celebrate our environment and the steps that many individuals and organizations are taking to preserve and better our world. But why does Earth Day have to be celebrated just one day? We should all be taking steps...

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    21 2017 April

    Hong Kong Unveristy Takes the Lead to Ban Bottled Water

    The University of Hong Kong(HKU)has taken the lead to become the first university in Hong Kong to ban bottled water on campus. Ditch Disposable is a campus-wide campaign led by the HKU Sustainability Office to reduce plastic waste by targeting single-use plastic water bottles and...

  • 23 2016 November

    Putting Down the Plastic

    As awareness increases about the harmful effects of plastics on the health of the planet (and our own), people are looking for ways to do their part. Regular readers of this blog will be the first to tell you to ban the bottle – ditch...

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Beginning in 2020, a new law in France will ban plastic cutlery, cups and plates and make it the first country to make a change of this kind. It’s part of France’s Energy Transition for...

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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.