Now, it‚Äôs 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. ¬†
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.¬†
‚ÄúWe stand committed to helping Americans better understand recycling and its potential for economic, environmental and community benefits by working with all stakeholders‚ÄĒmanufacturers; the waste management industry; government entities; other nonprofit
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 28, 2017 7:00 am
November 15 marked America Recycles Day, a joint initiative with Keep America Beautiful. ¬†¬†Tens of thousands of people made a commitment to recycling and hundreds of events are taking place over the coming month to support this awesome cause. ¬†
Make a Pledge to the Planet
Interested in joining in? ¬†Why not make the America Recycles pledge to:
Learn. ¬†¬†I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community.
Act. ¬†Within the next month, I will reduce the amount of waste I produce, I will recycle more, and I will buy products made with recycled content.
Share. ¬†In the next month, I will encourage one family member or one
Consumers are beginning to realize just how damaging those billions of discarded plastic water bottles are to our little planet. With air pollution from manufacturing, water pollution from littering, and a nightmarish mountain of plastic bottles choking the landfills, bottled plastic water (as I call it) is bad for everybody.
In addition to the undeniable harmful effects to the world, there is the expense of buying bottled water.¬† The average price of a 20-ouncer is about a buck and a half. Compare that to Tyent Water, which comes in at about 6 cents a glass.
I have heard some people remark that distilled water is cheap and …
In a noble, if somewhat puzzling effort, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to ban the sale of single-use bottled water smaller than 21 ounces from city property and events.¬† This ban also prohibits the sale of same by food trucks regulated by the city.¬† The city already has banned the use of plastic bags for sacking customer purchases.
¬†It is the hope of city officials that the banning of these plastic water bottles will induce a new mindset toward pollution reduction while helping to achieve the city‚Äôs goal to cut landfill waste down to zero by 2020.
¬†¬†When I was growing up there were two kinds of water to choose from at my house, tap and hose. Hardly the case today. Nowadays, there is flavored water, infused water, reverse osmosis water, spring water, bottled water, alkaline water, ionized alkaline water, yada yada yada. Sheesh!
It‚Äôs enough to blow your mind trying to figure out what they all are.
I thought I would go over a few of them and try to shed a little light.
Tap water. ¬†Whoa, it is known that tap water has a ton of bad chemicals in it and can even be recycled toilet water. ¬†Fish cannot live in …