• 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...

  • 11 2016 November

    France Bids Adieu to Plastic Cups, Plates and Cutlery

    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 Green Growth Act, which also banned disposable plastic bags in...

  • 26 2016 September

    The Ban on Microbeads – Why It Matters and Why It’s Still Not Enough

    “Everyone can visualize floating plastic water bottles, but it’s harder to envision the damage these smaller pieces of plastic can cause.” That’s a quote from David Andrews, senior scientist at Environmental Working Group, in an article on Huffington Post. And it makes you think. Plastic...

  • 22 2016 August

    How to Be Healthy, Frugal and Green In One Simple Step

    Most people like making healthy choices that are also environmentally friendly, and nearly everyone likes saving money. When we find an easy way to do all three, it’s a pretty great feeling. You may have guessed where this post is heading – switching to a reusable water...

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Putting Down the Plastic

November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

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...

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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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“Everyone can visualize floating plastic water bottles, but it’s harder to envision the damage these smaller pieces of plastic can cause.” That’s a quote from David Andrews, senior scientist at Environmental Working Group, in an...

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Most people like making healthy choices that are also environmentally friendly, and nearly everyone likes saving money. When we find an easy way to do all three, it’s a pretty great feeling. You may have guessed...

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SOUTH PORTLAND, ME — As the 5-cent fee on single-use shopping bags and a ban on polystyrene food containers nears the six-month mark, one city councilor is thinking about the city’s next step in eliminating...

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Montreal To Ban the Bottle

July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

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...

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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...

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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...

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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.