Ecobricks: Changing the Dialogue About Plastic Waste

Posted by: Rhona Reid On August 19, 2019 9:13 pm

We’re slowly getting better at reducing packaging, ditching single-use plastics, and recycling materials. But with 10.5 million tons of plastic waste produced in the USA every year and a recycling rate of just 1-2%...it’s not enough. Enter Ecobricks.

Below you’ll learn…

What Are Ecobricks?
Who Invented Ecobricks?
What Do You Do with Ecobricks?
How to Repurpose Plastic Bottles into Ecobricks
Water Ionizers and Ecobricks: Tackling the Same Problem?

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Ecobricks puts plastic bottles to good use

What Are Ecobricks?

They are an invention born out of necessity.

An Ecobrick is a plastic drinking bottle tightly packed out with non-recyclable waste.

The philosophy is simple: we can’t get rid of it, so let’s at least use it.

We can’t keep on poisoning

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The Only Thing You Should Give Kids to Drink This Summer

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 5, 2019 5:32 pm

We’re just past the longest day of the year and the prospect of summer vacations and long hot days is beckoning. Keeping children hydrated in the warm weather is always a struggle; swimming, bike rides, sports, and fun tend to take priority for kids!

Keep reading below to find out:

Are Kids Getting Enough to Drink?
Should Kids Say No to Soda?
Should Kids Avoid Bottled Water?
Should Kids Drink Tap Water?
What Should I Give Kids to Drink This Summer?

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Kids need a LOT of hydrating over the summer!

Are Kids Getting Enough to Drink?

You can guarantee that your kids will hurtle through the house, claiming that, “we’re fine, thanks, mom…we don't need anything…bye, mom!” as you try

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Is Bottled Water DOUBLING the Amount of Microplastics in Your Body?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On June 28, 2019 5:35 pm

Here’s a quick exercise: try doing a quick tally of everything you ate today. Maybe some cereal, an apple, those leftover cold noodles for lunch. A macadamia nut cookie, a small handful of grapes, 149 microplastics…wait. What? Microplastics?

Read on as we cover:

What Are Microplastics?
Still Drinking Bottled Water? Prepare to Be Shocked!
What's in Ionized Water?
Can a Water Ionizer Help to Reduce Microplastics?

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It makes sense to cut out microplastics where we can.

What Are Microplastics?

Microplastics are small plastic pieces less than five millimeters long that can be harmful to our ocean and aquatic life.

Every year, the average person consumes an astonishing 50,000 - 70,000 microplastics every year.

These microscopic contaminants frequently come from

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Drinking Soda Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke: Shocking New Findings

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 3, 2019 7:13 pm

A recent report has drawn a link between drinking diet soda and an increased risk of stroke and heart disease.

Keep reading as we discuss the following:

  1. Why is Soda Bad for You?
  2. Which Artificial Sweeteners Are Most Harmful?
  3. How to Stop Drinking Soda
  4. Water Ionizer Benefits
  5. Why NOW is a Great Time to Buy a Water Ionizer!

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Do women have an increased risk of stroke from drinking soda?

Why is Soda Bad for You?

The report revealed that one group of the population emerges as being at a higher risk than others: women who have experienced menopause.

The comprehensive study incorporated data from 81,000 women, tracked over an average of 11.9 years.

After adjustments were made for lifestyle factors,

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Put That Sparkling Water Down! Drink from Water Ionizers Instead

Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 18, 2018 7:03 pm

Still drinking sparkling water? Then it’s time for a rethink. The bubble has well and truly burst on the bottled water industry and it’s time to say a firm farewell to the fizz.

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Many dentists would LOVE to see more people ditch sparkling water and use a water ionizer instead.

So – the next time you reach for a can or a bottle of the carbonated stuff from the shelf – it might be worth keeping a few things in mind.

Feeling Comfortable?

Many people have reported feeling uncomfortably bloated after drinking carbonated water. We find this to be hardly surprising since most brands of sparkling water are chock-full of artificially injected carbon dioxide.

If you suffer from stomach problems …

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5 Frightening Facts About Tap & Bottled Water That Make You Want to Hug a Water Ionizer!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 30, 2018 11:10 am

Think you don’t scare easily?  Fearless about drinking water out of plastic bottles or the tap?  Well, prepare to be afraid… we have some shockingly true stories about tap and bottled water that are the stuff of nightmares!

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The facts about tap and bottled water are THIS scary – but NOT water ionizers!

Frightening Fact #1: The Terrifying Truth About Tap Water

Who needs “made-up” spooky stories when you can open a newspaper or switch on the TV to hear about the cities, towns, and schools that have some seriously scary stuff lurking in the water?

Frightening Fact #2: The Petrifying Plastic Horror

It wasn’t until EU countries tried to get rid of plastic that they realized that plastic was …

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Bottled Water vs Water Ionizers? Choose Wisely!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 6, 2018 10:27 pm

Bottled water is the most popular beverage in the United States for the second year in a row,  according to the International Bottled Water Association and Beverage Marketing Corp.

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Soda sales slip again! Photo: Wellbuzz.com

The results of the nationwide survey confirm that carbonated soda continues to decline, marking a further loss in soda’s market share for the 13th consecutive year.

Water Wins!

More and more people ditching sugary, chemical-laced soda for healthier beverages is positive news in many respects. Drinking water is obviously great, as there’s no better way to hydrate – but this article should be read with a cautionary footnote.

The increased consumption of bottled water is almost certainly linked to the constant news stories about …

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Bottled Water – The Biggest Con of Them All?  

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 13, 2018 7:00 am

The PR job is a good one, to be fair.  When it comes to bottled water, people are prepared to throw a lot of money at it, regardless of the environmental price and the sky-high cost to their pocket.  

Tap Water: Now Available in Bottles

Water Check

Bottled water costs more than tap water.  A lot more.  In fact, a new report from The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that some people are paying an astonishing 10,000 times more per gallon for bottled water than they are for the water that comes out of the tap.

But here’s the next shocker: frequently the water that you buy in a bottle is…erm…tap water.  

“We don’t believe that consumers are confused

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Plastics – The Global Crisis That Won’t Go Away

Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 15, 2018 12:00 pm

Single use plastics take five minutes to produce, five minutes to use and 500 years to break down, the vice-president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, told reporters recently.  

499 years to go.

In a move that highlights just how catastrophic the risk of choking the planet in plastic really is, the EU has announced a plan to ensure that by 2030, all packaging on the continent must be reusable or recyclable.

No More Plastic Imports to China

The move is partly in response to China announcing that it will no longer accept plastic waste imports.  For years, EU countries have met their own higher recycling targets and reduced landfill by shipping the excess to China.  Here, the large-scale manufacturing

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Imagine a Day Without Water?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 26, 2017 12:00 pm

The third annual Imagine a Day Without Water took place on the 12th October.  Schools and workplaces participated with utilities and water organizations to look at how much we depend on water.  

Can you imagine a day without water?

The True Value of Water

The recent hurricanes that have seen thousands of people having their access to clean, safe water cut off, highlight just how vital water is to our health and well being.  

Some communities in America already know how impossible it is to try to go a day without our most precious resource: Water.  Imagine a Day Without Water 2017 is the third annual day to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water.

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