10 Reasons you Should Avoid Bottled Water

Green Living Ideas

Bottled water is nothing short of a ecological disaster. And yet so many of us rely on bottled water for our hydration. But here are 10 awesome reasons why you should avoid bottled water. This guy knows that reusable water bottles are totally sexy. Most plastics leech chemicals into our liquids; drinking bottled water everyday increases our chance of chemical exposure. Bottled Water is not cleaner than tap water.

US Congress wastes thousands on bottled water

Green (Living) Review

Congress wasting thousands of dollars in taxpayers' money on bottled water that harms our environment by Michael Smith (Veshengro) During and after the State of the Union recently, President Obama and Congressional Republicans waxed poetic about the need to cut wasteful spending in Washington. But there is an easy place to start: According to Corporate Accountability International, Congress spent nearly $200,000 on bottled water in just three months last year.

The Future of Bottled Water

Eco Friendly Daily

Depending how you view it, the bottled water industry is either an environmental disaster or a necessary convenience. Environmental Consequences of Bottled Water. Plastic bottles, of course, are the primary concerns regarding the bottled water industry. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that over one million tons of soft drink bottles were generated in 2007. The Need for Bottled Water.

Bottled Water - A Scourge to the World

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Even though people in the US and Britain, and other places in Europe, have access to clean water from their taps, they drink an average of 200 bottles of water per person each year (in the US). Over 17 million barrels of oil are needed to manufacture those water bottles, 86 percent of which will never be recycled. Fine, but the bottles are not my primary concern. Tags: Blog Action Day 2010 Blog Action Day water

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Australian town in 'world-first' bottled water ban

Green Earth Journey

SYDNEY (AFP) – An Australian town pulled all bottled water from its shelves Saturday and replaced it with refillable bottles in what is believed to be a world-first ban. Hundreds of people marched through the picturesque rural town of Bundanoon to mark the first day of its bottled water ban by unveiling a series of new public drinking fountains, said campaign spokesman John Dee.

Tapped, a look at the dangers of bottled water

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Oh, yes, I am back at one of my favorite subjects, bottled water, and the environmental impacts of it. That bottle of water you buy to quench thirst, that you chug down, and the empty bottle that you then toss (into the litter bin). Do you realize that bottled water is more expensive than gasoline and is probably just municipal tap water? But it is very difficult to get tap water in restaurants for instance.

A Healthy, Eco-Friendly Way to Ditch Bottled Water

Green Living Ideas

In case you have not yet heard, bottled water is an ecological disaster ! The best way to hydrate your body is with water that has been filtered to eliminate common contaminants in our drinking water: chlorine, atrazine, and more. Unless you live near a mountain stream, this type of water in bottles. This cleans out gunk from your water supply, and helps you save 300 to 2,100 5-gallon plastic water jugs annually.

The low-impact Bridge House hovers over a stream in Los Angeles


Dubbed the Bridge House, this 4,500-square-foot home straddles 65 feet of natural stream without harming the landscape. The focus on nature is evident with natural light streaming in from expansive windows throughout, a living wall in the living room and an outdoor terrace.

Take back the tap

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Take back the tap: Let's put and end to the big business fraud of bottled water Corporations like Nestlé are wasting your money, and not just Nestlé. All bottled water is a scam and to a great extent the water actually comes from the same source that you have in the kitchen, the faucet, the tap. That means that people buying bottled water are paying much, much more than they would for that same water from the tap.

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Unlock the untapped potential of your faucet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Drinking tap water might be the simplest solution to ocean plastic pollution (oh dear, and this even rhymes). The solution to plastic water bottle pollution could be as simple as educating the general masses that (their) tap water is safe to drink. While it is not the case everywhere – the safety of the tap water, that is – and unfortunately also in many places in the US, in most places in the more civilized countries it is the case.

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5 Arguments against bottled “mineral water”

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Tap water costs almost nothing and comes conveniently out of the tap (or faucet, as our American cousins call it). Still most people buy water in bottles. Here are five arguments that fairly and squarely speak out against the purchase and use of bottled water. Bottled (mineral) water is not as clean as claimed Water is clean, fresh and healthy. The same is not the case with bottled (spring) water.

Water rights of Ireland and Jordan

Green Prophet

Here is a cautionary tale of two very different countries which once shared a similar water use philosophy and usage patterns. But Ireland was running out of water so its government recently brought in water charges. With such a plentiful source of freshwater, Ireland never had to pay for huge reservoirs , desalinization plants , waste-water reclamation systems or Red to Dead sea projects. So domestic water charges were abolished. Water should be a human right.

The Thing About Plastics…

Eco Friendly Daily

Popular science suggests that it takes a plastic water bottle 450 to 1000 years to completely biodegrade. In 2006, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released an interesting report on the growing prevalence of bottled water in the United States. Bottled water costs roughly $10 a gallon while tap water costs less than one cent per gallon. Americans spend nearly $11 billion a year on bottled water.

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? Emotions aside, we also realize that PET bottles and shopping bags are hard to resist because let’s face it, plastic is everywhere. Read about bottled water in Saudi Arabia that was found to contain bromate.

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The News Just Keeps Getting Worse for West Virginia (and It Doesn't Stop There)

Sierra Club Compass

Earlier this week, my West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said the following about whether people should be drinking the water in Charleston and downstream: "It's your decision.I'm Even less reassuring, the news came out Wednesday that there was another mysterious chemical spill in that leak , and officials are now testing to make sure the water treatment facility removed that chemical. Now they're telling us not to drink the water?

Like licking a carp straight out of the tap

Environmental Economics

Columbus has spent $723,000 to get rid of the rotten taste and smell in drinking water caused by toxic algae at Hoover Reservoir. Toledo spent $3 million last summer to keep Lake Erie’s toxic algae out of the city’s drinking water. Dozens of water-treatment plants along Erie are in the same boat. In 2012, algae toxins were detected in the raw water at 13 treatment plants, including those in Toledo, Celina, Lake County, Findlay, Lima and Clermont County.

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Nestl ordered to stop diverting spring water from San Bernardino Forest


Nestlé has been ordered to stop taking spring water from the San Bernardino National Forest for its bottled water products. The decision, made by California’s Water Resources Control Board, comes after a probe into Nestlé’s use of spring water found multiple violations and excessive resource depletion. The company has spent years taking the spring water to package and sell it.

EARTH DAY every day

Green (Living) Review

Only when you really cannot find a use for things, or cannot pass them on to someone else then, as the last resort, put them into the recycling stream. 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.,

American Plastics Council estimates only about 5% of all plastics are being recycled

Green (Living) Review

Much of this plastic, as waste, finds its way into streams and rivers and lastly into the sea where it drifts on the ocean currents until, finally, it seems to come to gyrate around in the two vortex areas. Every plastic bottle, every plastic fact food containers, etc. So out goes bottled water and in comes the reusable bottle and tap.

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MIT Fog Harvesting Material Yields 5x More H20

Green Prophet

MIT’s new super efficient fog harvesting material could help countries with climates like this capture that moisture for drinking water. However, it turns out that the giant nets that are currently used are made of polyolefin mesh that allows water droplets to escape because the pores are simply too large. Once the water has been collected, it can then be funneled and purified as need be for use as drinking water.

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Are we missing the point with the “war on waste”?

Green (Living) Review

The largest amount of waste in the waste stream is packaging due to over-packaging, mostly, of products and produce, followed, I should guess, by food waste. The same goes for bottled water. Take your own bottle and fill it up with tap water. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Methinks that we certainly are for the point is not waste reduction and recycling but reduction of consumption and reuse.

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A Year of Greener Living

Green Life Smart Life

1. No more bottled water. We had always recycled all our plastic bottles but I never thought about the waste stream we were creating. We all bought Kleen Kanteens or equivalent and have switched completely to tap water. 5. Conserving water. If we have water left in a glass or a pan, we use it to water the plants. She reminds her brother to turn off the water.

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What Is Biodegradable Plastic?


The definition of biodegradable plastics are plastics that can be broken down by microorganisms (bacteria or fungi) into water, carbon dioxide and some bio-material. For example, BPA, is a basic building block of common polycarbonate plastics used in bottled water and food packaging. It breaks down under stress and can leach into the product to be consumed , i.e. the water or food. The primary focus of the waste stream should be on waste reduction and recycling.

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World Water Crisis

The Green Changemakers

World Water Crisis Scott Warren / Aurora Next Back The Staff of Life Water, Earth's most precious resource, serves simultaneously as habitat, nourishment and cleanser. Read more: [link] George Steinmetz / Blue Planet Run Next Back Source Underground aquifers, dozens of miles deep and hundreds of miles wide, are the Earth's second-largest reserve of fresh water, after ice caps and glaciers. Tags: Water Photo

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Steps toward a greener workplace

The Green Changemakers

Search for air and water leaks and fix them. And encourage use of pitchered water instead of bottled water. Put water-saving devices in rest rooms and on kitchen faucets. This contributes to better air (and water) quality and reduces your contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. Consider moving away from solvents to a water-based cleaning solution. Utilize water-based or less hazardous pre-spotters instead of those containing solvents.

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