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

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Water, Water Everywhere…

Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 7, 2018 12:00 pm

 
It sounds obvious, but water is everywhere at the moment.  From Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water cleaning up during awards season; the reckless craze for so-called “Raw Water”; the fact that South Africa’s Cape Town is about to reach Day Zero when the water runs out, and closer to home, that America’s own water supply is barely out of the news these days.  

Water is making headlines every day.
What Do We Want From Water?

Water is big news.  Of course it is, it’s a massive part of our lives.  We depend on it for life itself and yet we’re all guilty of wasting it from time to time.  So how did we become so complacent

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The Environmentally Friendly Odd Couple?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 30, 2018 7:00 am

 
Back in November last year we talked about America Recycles Day, a great cause supported by Keep America Beautiful.

We all need to do more of this.

Now, it’s easy to think about the bottled water industry being right at the other end of any “Earth-friendly” scale, but some recent news is heartening and perhaps surprising.  

Planet-Friendly Partnership

On January 17, at the 2018 Keep America Beautiful National Conference, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) announced that it would be sponsoring the Keep America Beautiful initiative. 

“We stand committed to helping Americans better understand recycling and its potential for economic, environmental and community benefits by working with all stakeholders—manufacturers; the waste management industry; government entities; other nonprofit

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Just Add Salt?  The New Way that Salt is Harming Our Health

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 23, 2018 7:00 am

 
Something else has been identified as a potential health hazard in our water.  To add to the cocktail of potential contaminants that flow out of taps across America, salt has recently been identified as the latest water worry.  

Do you really need more salt?
How Our Soil Gets Salty

Increased use of road salt is a major cause, as is mining, fossil-fuel production and the use of some fertilizers.  The salt seeps into the ground where excessive sodium dislodges the stable soil minerals such as calcium and potassium, changing the composition of the soil itself.

Of course, whatever is in the soil will end up seeping through to our water supply.  The salty water eventually trickles through the layers

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A Raw Deal?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 18, 2018 12:00 pm

 
The latest trend that seems to be gathering attention in 2018 is the craze for drinking so-called “raw water.”

Raw Water is not necessarily pure water.

When a small, Oregon-based start-up company started selling “pristine mountain spring water” to people in the San Francisco area, they tapped into the fashionable notion that the more “natural” something is, then the better for you it will be.

What is “Raw Water”?

Raw water is, quite simply, water that springs from the earth; or in this particular case, from “an ancient aquifer.” It is completely untreated and unfiltered.

One of several companies selling raw water around the country says that filtering and treating water to remove contaminants “disrupts healthy bacterias” that would

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Your New Year Fitness Plan Starts Here!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 11, 2018 12:00 pm

 
Let’s start by saying that if you already pull on your running shoes as soon as the alarm goes off, or if you cycle to your Bodypump class three times a week, you can safely skip this blog and go and enjoy a chilled glass of Tyent water and pat yourself on the back!

We’ve all got to start somewhere.

However, if, like many of us, your sports gear has gathered a little dust lately, and your gym subscription is starting to feel more like a charitable donation you make every month, then maybe you could use a little motivation to improve your fitness levels in 2018!

  • Take One Day At a Time.  

It’s great to have long and

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How Your Water Ionizer Can Help You Shine This Season!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 30, 2017 12:00 pm

 
It’s that time of year again.  While Christmas is still far enough away for us to manage to avoid sliding into panic whenever someone mentions the word “tinsel,” it’s close enough for us to be penciling in those holiday gatherings that usually take place during the course of the next few weeks.

A Tyent Ionizer keeps you looking great!
Water Ionizer Tips!

Did you know that your Tyent water ionizer helps you to look and feel your best for any holiday occasion?  Forget expensive salon treatments and beauty products; your water ionizer is all you need to shine!

  • Hair to Help! Is your crowning glory not looking quite as glorious as it could?  Build-up from products and conditioning agents
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Want to Know the Secret to the Best Thanksgiving Turkey Ever?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 16, 2017 12:00 pm

 
Sure you do!  As we approach the holiday season, our thoughts turn to the wonderful dishes that we traditionally serve as part of the feast.  Of course, the centerpiece of most tables is the turkey!

Even better when brined!
Just add Tyent Alkaline Water…

Now a roast turkey with all the trimmings is a thing of joy, but there’s a super easy chef’s trick that can make your turkey even more flavorsome and moist than ever before.  You might even have heard about it – brining!  That’s right, simply leaving your turkey to marinade in a solution of salt water can make a good turkey into a truly great one!

Bring Out the Best Flavor!

The simple process of …

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5 Unique Ways to Improve the Way You Train (Unique Ways To Improve Your Life Series – Part II)

Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 3, 2017 12:00 pm

 
Understanding how your body responds to nutrition, rest and hydration is key to improving performance.  

Get your training/resting ratio right!

Our bodies are complex and yet some of the ways in which we can improve the way they function are simple.  We’ve rounded up 5 fantastic ways to make your training work better for you.

  • Train Smarter, Not Harder.   From the 1960’s until around 1990, Soviet weightlifters broke record after record.  Why?  Were they stronger?  Did they train more rigorously?  No.  They took home the medals because their training was subject to stringent analysis based around interval training, with individually optimized work/rest ratios.  Different forms of training vary enormously in terms of how they tax your body but generally,
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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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