Nestlé is draining Pakistan to sell us bottled water

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Nestlé is draining developing countries to produce its bottled water, destroying countries’ natural resources before forcing its people to buy their own water back. Who in their right mind is going to buy a bottle of tap water at the rate of $1.50

Stop drinking bottled water

Green (Living) Review

and that aside from your wallet By Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is a common misconception for many people that bottled water is safer than tap, that the majority of the plastic bottles get recycled, and no harm is being done to the environment during the extraction and in the bottling process. is safe and American, British and German tap water is among the safest in the world. As much as 40% of the bottled water sold in the U.S.

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Bottled water better than tap?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The myth, and a myth it certainly is, that bottled “spring” water is better than tap water for us to drink is a lie that is being perpetuated by clever marketing. Just get a refillable bottle – stainless steel is best – and fill from the tap.

Alternatives to Bottled Water

Eco Friendly Daily

Today’s challenge is to cut bottled water out of your routine. The bottled water explosion in recent decades has brought with it an enormous increase in consumer waste. In the first three years of this decade, the planet’s thirsty consumers drank over 500 million litres of bottled water, according to the International Council of Bottled Water Associations. That’s a whole lot of plastic bottles.

Bottled water is becoming obsolete

Green Life Smart Life

Bottled water is getting banned. San Francisco’s mayor, Gavin Newsom has stopped the city government from using money to supply municipal workers with bottled water. New York City launched a champagne ad to encourage residents and tourists to stop using bottled water and drink the tap water. New York has been considered one of the best water in the country. Tagged: bottled water, DEHA, gavin newsom, New York City, san francisco, tap water.

Bottled water and its cost

Green (Living) Review

Bottled water and its cost to you and the Planet by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Have you ever considered how much money you are spending on bottled water – I mean that is if you happen to use bottled water regularly – and what impact that has on your finances and on the health of the Planet? This bottled water thingy is a fairly recent phenomenon, but it certainly is something that is having quite a serious ecological impact.

How Pure Is Bottled Water?

Green (Living) Review

The image of pure spring water, uncontaminated by chemicals of any kind and much better for us than tap. Is bottled water really that clean? Labels do not mention contamination, and are also not required, so far, to do so and for bottled water the testing standards are way less rigorous than they are for tap water. Do you think the bottled water companies test their water eight to ten times a day for all possible contamination?

Evian Re-Introduces Its Bottled Water to Israelis With a New Campaign

Green Prophet

Evian’s campaign tries to tell consumers to “live young&# , but it may end up reminding the public about its younger generation and the future of the planet. Bottled water is one of those environmentalists’ pet peeves. Is Israel’s Bottled Water Polluted?

Bottled water: A natural resource that is taxing the world's ecosystem

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Bottled water consumption, which has more than doubled globally in the last number of years, is a natural resource that is putting a heavy tax the world's ecosystem. Even in areas where tap water is safe to drink, demand for bottled water is steadily increasing, producing unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy, and, as we will see in an upcoming article, the use of plant-based PET bottles is not better either.

Bottled Water: Some people just don't get it

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Some people, including “greenies”, just do not seem to get it about bottled water and even advocate and advertise ethical bottled water on their business pages and such like. It is not about the bottle so much, as the, theoretically, can be recycled, and even though they are made of oil and leach chemicals, with a few exceptions which are made of a bioplastic of sorts.

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Big Green Ideas and Small Ones Are All Needed

Living Green & Saving Energy

It is clear that the planet needs more environmentally friendly ideas, but we should be careful about getting caught up in the idea that only big, global solutions are going to work. bottled water green construction green remodeling saving energy Big green ideas energy efficient home save energy small green ideas

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America's new found beverage love. Water

Green (Living) Review

In its place we find a favorite for much of history, namely plain old H2O, also known simply as water. This myth is, however, being perpetuated by the bottled water suppliers, including soda companies such as Coca Cola and Pepsi. And who are the greatest water bottlers?

Introducing: The Eco-Chick ZAZA Bioplastic Water Bottle!

Eco Chic

The Eco-Chick ZAZA Bioplastic Water Bottle available here. When the makers of the first biobased and customizable resuable drinking bottle in the world came to us and said they’d like to create an Eco-Chick collection to launch, we were, suffice it to say, thrilled!

Stay hydrated (this summer), but best avoid drinking from plastic water bottles

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Water in plastic bottles can cause all sorts of health and environmental problems – so rather use tap water and use a refillable bottle instead. If you do not like the taste of tap water or are concerned about the chlorine and possibly even fluoride in the water then use a (charcoal) filter. The weather this summer has been (mostly) glorious, but the heat means we all need to drink more water to stay hydrated.

Brighter Planet Launches #earthtweet Tweet-a-Thon

Green (Living) Review

— Environmental Start-up and Partners Turn Twitterers into Climate Change Advocates — Middlebury, VT – Brighter Planet , a Vermont-based environmental start-up, launches this week #earthtweet , an online campaign to raise awareness of the fight against climate change. We believe many people are doing good things to combat climate change and wanted to cut through the noise and allow them to organize and converse in real time,” said Patti Prairie, CEO of Brighter Planet.

Heroines for the Planet: Upcycling Bag Designer Monica Ralli

Eco Chic

It’s no surprise that Monica Ralli, founder of Urthbags , is a Heroine for the Planet. Featured accessories bags eco fashion Fashion heroines for the planet upcyclingShe’s a certified nutritionist, eco-entrepreneur, author and the reigning Queen of Green in the twitterverse.

Green Planet Water in a 100% Plant-Based Bottle Keeps “The Rosie Show” Audience Happy and Hydrated

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Category innovator Green Planet Bottling is delighted to provide Green Planet Water to “The Rosie Show” studio audience for the show’s debut season. Green Planet is thrilled to provide water in our completely plant?based

Fracking in New York State: Artists, Mark Ruffalo, and Thinking About Water in NYC and Beyond

Eco Chic

John the Divine On the eve of World Water Day , several hundred people gathered at sunset in one of the world’s largest Catholic cathedrals to bear witness to the most crucial environmental issue of our time- the misuse and fragility of the world’s clean drinking water.

Heroines for the Planet: Author Susan Freinkel Digs Up Plastic’s Secret History

Eco Chic

Lindsay : In your book , you tell plastic’s history through eight very familiar objects to us all: the comb, chair, Frisbee, IV bag, disposable lighter, grocery bag, soda bottle and credit card. Quit the bottled water habit. Have a look around you.

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Take back the Tap

Green (Living) Review

Tap water instead of bottled by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Bottled water is a scourge of the Planet in both the over-exploitation of water resources and also as regards to the plastic bottle and no “biodegradable” or “compostable” claims will make any difference in that department either. And while they use tap water themselves and often it is not even filtered they will still try to tell us that bottled water is better than tap.

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Save the Planet - Starting With Your Little Corner of It

The Green Changemakers

Save the Planet - Starting With Your Little Corner of It [link] Goucher has embarked on a far-reaching campaign to promote environmental sustainability throughout our academic and co-curricular programs. Buy a water filter and refill a reusable container instead of buying cases of bottled water. In the bathroom Take shorter showers; don't run the water before getting in, and turn off the water when lathering. Wash your clothes in cold water.

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Pure water needn't to cost the Earth

Green (Living) Review

It certainly needn't if you use tap By Michael Smith (Veshengro) “Pure water needn't cost the earth” is the catchphrase of “Aquapax” by Just Drinking Water Ltd., who also claim that the water is “planet conscious natural mineral water”.

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Simple Ways to Save Money (and the Planet) at Work

The Green Changemakers

You can become a new office hero by suggesting ways for your employer to save money while helping out the planet. Businesses use a tremendous amount of water, energy, paper and other products, and reducing waste saves money, as well as valuable resources. Just Say “No” to Water Bottles A lot of companies provide employees and clients with bottled water.

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Find-a-Fountain in association with Aquatina

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Aquatina , the collapsible, reusable water bottle, a concept rejected by the BBC's “Dragon's Den” dragons has launched “Find-a-Fountain” with the 1859 Drinking Water Fountain Association to encourage the use of free drinking water.

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Filter It: Clean Your Water Right

Green Home Blog

Filter It: Clean Your Water Right. Not long ago it was normal to fill a glass of cold, clear water from the kitchen tap for a refreshing beverage. Dangers lie hidden in many tap water systems. One of the easiest remedies for tap water safety is a filter.

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The Right to Drink Water

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Tuesday, March 9, 2010 The Right to Drink Water Here’s the scenario: Fifty-year old Jane recently adopted a healthy diet and regular exercise routine. It makes water a commodity. Water is necessary to all life.

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6 Excellent Reasons to Peg Your Plastic Habit

Green Prophet

How could he have known that a series of polymers bonded together would produce one of the most durable but harmful products to ever enter our food stream, our water ways, and our deserts? Read about bottled water in Saudi Arabia that was found to contain bromate.

Water purifier company takes on plastic polluters at UN climate conference

Green Prophet

Wild eco-preneurs like David de Rothschild and Graham Hill from Treehugger set out to catalogue micro-plastics at sea in this bottle boat. A recent study by a team of researchers at Bangor University, UK, found plastic outnumbers baby fish by seven to one in waters off Hawaii.

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Las Vegas. Sin City. Disneyland for Adults

Eco Friendly Daily

My personal recommendation would be to visit Ocean One Bar and Grille located in the Planet Hollywood Casino. However you should avoid buying your bottled water from the casino shops (up to $9 per bottle) or the street vendors you will see situated up and down the strip.

Which way the wheel for you?

Green (Living) Review

Which way will you spin the water bottle? Where is your plastic water or soda bottle going to end up? The conscious choice must be the one in the light blue corner, the “don't buy” one for that is the only way to avoid this plastic thing causing the Planet grief.

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Green (Living) Review

An attempt in branding tap water to save the Planet By Michael Smith (Veshengro) In 2007, Eric Yaverbaum of Ericho Communications and Mark DiMassimo of DiMassimo Goldstein (DIGO) were screening Garbage!

2011 156

Hating on Enviromentalism

Green Life Smart Life

It seems to me that all this extreme, fear mongering, tree-hugging, earth worshipping, hand-wringing, industry hating, bottled water drinking, global greening , sterilized liberal happycrap is nothing more than a rebellion against the Sovereign God who has created this world for our use and dominion and who will sustain it until He has accomplished His purpose in it.&#. . We have one planet and it is ours to do with what we want. I don’t get it.

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A Few Simple Eco New Years Resolutions!

Green Furniture Home Design

Not only will you benefit from some sustainable choices – the planet will too! Commit to not buying bottled water. Plastic water bottles are a huge dirge on our planet, and even though millions of people have stopped buying them, millions continue to do so. Plus, bottled water isn’t better than tap water. Teach them about the importance of recycling, and the facts about carbon emissions and clean water.

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Make this New Year the year of the green resolutions

Green (Living) Review

Use a reusable water bottle and fill up with tap water instead of buying water in plastic bottles. Better for your wallet and the Planet. And no, bottled water is not healthier than tap.

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EARTH DAY every day

Green (Living) Review

Stop buying bottled water and use a reusable bottle and fill it with tap water. If you are concerned about certain things that may be in your tap water, such as chlorine, possibly fluoride, and other chemicals, etc.,

Launch of "Water Is." Celebrates Our Connection With Water

The Alien Next Door

Abbas Jivaji offers smudging in water blessing On June 12th, Councillor Jim Tovey, Mississauga Nation knowledge keeper Nancy Rowe and others helped me celebrate the launch of my long-awaited book "Water Is." with a water blessing of Mimico Creek and various water-engaging activities.

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Recycling is a fraud, a sham, a scam

Green (Living) Review

It won't save the planet. It is a misleading assumption, however, to think that tossing more items in the recycling bin and fewer in the trash can make that much of a difference in dealing with the catastrophic level of plastic contamination that our planet currently faces.

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Access to water should not be a public right, Nestlé CEO

Green (Living) Review

Time to boycott Nestle and all its subsidiaries by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Nestlé is the world’s biggest bottler of water but the profits from this enterprise of selling water is not enough for the company, it would seem.

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Russell Brand More Worried About The Environment Than Being Typecast


But when you consider problems such as the ecological destruction of our planet or racism and war – being typecast doesn’t seem like such a big issue. I stopped drinking bottled water. Some celebrities have a little trouble with perspective. Not Russell Brand.

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Too Much Plastic? Bag it! A review by the Joy Trip Project

Wend Magazine

Outrage over the seemingly irreparable harm imposed upon the planet and our personal health is compelling many to make proactive choices to rid their lives of plastic single-use disposable containers. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

Eco-friendly motivation: 8 compelling reasons to embrace a greener lifestyle

Green Prophet

Help Ensure There Is Enough Water On Our Planet For Everyone. Water is not a renewable resource – and clean water is our planet’s most precious resource. A great way to begin is for us to shift away from purchasing bottled water.

Help the Environment by Avoiding These Single-Use Plastics


Due to our tendency of taking the easy way out, our beloved planet is taking a massive hit. Plastic bottles. Due to the distrust of tap water in certain areas, this automatically raises the demand for the convenience of plastic water bottles.

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Start where you are – Use what you have – Do what you can

Green (Living) Review

You do not have to be in a group nor do you have to have any special skills or use any special goods or buy anything special in order to make a difference, especially as far as going green and doing good for the Planet is concerned.

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