Message in a bottle

10,000 Birds

Did you ever get a message in a bottle? Message in a bottle. Completely meaningless gibberish from an entirely unknown guy (from my experience, it’s always a guy, looking like a lumberjack and that’s okay) that, strangely enough, makes you insanely excited? If not, you must try gulling.

Belu becomes first UK water company to make all plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic bottles

Green (Living) Review

Pioneering social enterprise and ethical water company, Belu, has announced that it will become the first water company in the UK to make 100% of its plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Our message is to first use less, but when you buy bottles, buy better.

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Snapple?? Lemonade Bottle to Reusable Water Bottle

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Those bottles (and there are also others), a valuable resource, are routinely tossed away by people without as much as a second thought, are the ideal candidates for upcycling into reusable water bottles. A cozy will also, to some degree, insulate the bottle and thus keep your water in the bottle cool for some time. Reuse Recipe Ingredients: 1 off Snapple (or similar) glass bottle soapy water for cleaning and removing label  2014.

Vapur: The Anti-Bottle

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Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe Vapur: The Anti-Bottle February 2, 2011 The Anti-Bottle Picking up a quick birthday gift for my husband the other day at Eddie Bauer and saw this twist of a water bottle. The Vapur Anti-bottle is BPA-free, dishwasher safe and very easy to work with on the go.

Boxed Water, the natural step to weaning ourselves from plastic bottles

Green Prophet

Get up at the crack of dawn and you find plastic cups and bottles as far as the eye can see littering the beach. When I was there some years ago with my parents we were also disheartened to learn that the bottles that don’t get swept into the sea, just get thrown into the municipal trash.

Bottom Line on Bottled Water

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Bottled water drinkers: I hope you are sitting down. Most consumers of bottled water think that their favorite aqueous refresher comes from a special place like a mountain spring or other natural source. After all, the bottles have nice pictures of mountains and fast flowing streams. easy green living tip how to go green saving water bottled water purified water

Plastic Bottles: Bottled Water and the Environment


water bottles are purchased per minute and close to 400 billion plastic water bottles are produced per year. Plastic bottles are seen as a disposable means of buying drinks and are discarded without thought after use. This obsession with disposable plastic bottles is a serious issue that is already causing major human health and environmental problems. How are plastic water bottles made? Plastic bottle made from PET (Polyethylene terephthalate).

From plastic lotion bottle to tool holster (Reuse Recipe)

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Those plastic bottles that held hand lotion, or sun lotion, or the larger ones that held cleaning product of one kind or other, lend themselves very nicely to be upcycled into belt pouches/holsters for small tools like secateurs, etc. And it does not just have to be lotion bottles. There are also plastic cleaning material bottles that can thus be upcycled. The larger bottles can have it incorporated.

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Retap Bottle – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

trust the Danes to design a real snazzy tap water bottle for the office and boardroom table. The Retap Story Retap was initially influenced by reading about plastic islands in the oceans consisting mainly of plastic bottles. With the UN climate meeting 2009 in Copenhagen (COP 15) closing in, the founders became more aware of the negative impact of bottled water on the environment. So they set our minds on designing a bottle that is especially designed for drinking tap water.

Co-op unveils 50% recycled plastic bottles for own-brand water

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Cop-op has announced that all of its own-brand water bottles will be switched to contain 50% recycled plastic, as part of a plan to "test the water" on how shoppers will react to a change in design. The bottles will be 100% recyclable and sourced in the UK The switch, set to take place later this year, will reduce Co-op's plastic consumption by almost 350 tonnes annually. The bottle is the problem.

Reusable water bottle choices

Green Living Tips

HTML clipboardDisposable water bottles are out, reusable water bottles are in. It's great news for the environment; but what sort of refillable water bottle should you choose and why

Pepsi’s 100% Plant-Based Bottle

Sustainability Ninja

PepsiCo Inc has revealed their new eco-friendly bottle, which is made entirely of plant material. The bottle is made from switch grass, pine bark, corn husks and other materials. Pepsi plans on using peels, oat hulls, potato scraps and other organic waste from its food business to manufacture these bottles as well. The soda giant says it is the world’s first bottle of a common type of plastic called PET made entirely of plant-based materials.

Container garden PET bottle drip irrigation

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The idea for the pop bottle drip irrigation setups for your container garden has been around for a long time and is a great use of empty plastic bottles in the garden and it is base on the olla system in which an unglazed earthenware pot is buried in the ground close to the plants'' roots (and if you Google for this you will find a number of ways of doing it with clay pots).

Wine bottles get a second life as chic, multifunctional furniture

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Wine bottles are easy to recycle into new, more interesting and more functional objects, be they lamps , glasses or even whole buildings. Brazilian, Spain-based designer Tati Guimarães takes the pragmatic route, repurposing wine bottles into stylish, multifunctional furniture that wouldn't look out of place in a fancy living room or gathering. recycling upcycling wine bottles

Green Bottle Stainless Steel Reusable Water Bottle – Product Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Green Bottle reusable water bottle originates in the USA – though is manufactured in China – and is distributed by “ a fine choice ltd. ” The bottle that I received for review was my choice of the brushed stainless steel, though it comes in a multitude of colors and in three sizes, 350ml, 600ml, and 750ml. A very nice and especially good reusable stainless steel water bottle for a very good price.

Nestlé is draining Pakistan to sell us bottled water

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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. Until we all wake up and refuse top buy bottled water then those companies, and not just Nestlé, will continue to do as they do. The answer is a simple one: switch to tap water and leave the bottled, whether plastic or glass, behind. bottled water Coca Cola Nestlé Pepsi tap tap water

De Dopper Reusable Water Bottle – Product Review

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De Dopper, the perfect bottle for tap water. Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) De Dopper, or the Dopper (depending on language), is the perfect tap water bottle. For this purpose, the Dopper has introduced the perfect tap water bottle; durable, convenient and nicely designed. Using a Dopper bottle means that you will no longer need to buy so-called “spring” water in disposable bottles, which will reduce plastic waste. Great design and great bottle.

5 Arguments against bottled “mineral water”

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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. Furthermore time and again scientists discovered hormone disrupting chemicals in such bottled water, the origin of which are mostly unknown, though it can be assumed that they come from the PET-bottles in which the water was bottled.

Make your own BPA-free reusable water bottle

Green (Living) Review

How can I make my own reusable water bottle? The only true and guaranteed BPA-free reusable water bottle is made but from one substance, namely glass, and you can easily make your own. No, not glass or the bottle by blowing your own glass bottle and all that jazz. Yes, that Snapple® bottle that you are just about to toss, washed out and label removed (if you want – I do) and then filled with tap water makes a real good reusable BPA-free (as it is glass) water bottle.

Glass Bottles

Green Earth Journey

Originally posted October 16, 2008 Where do you find those glass bottles? So we didn't have glass bottles. Photo not linked Ok so here are my finds: 6 pack Evenflo Glass Bottles 4 ounce or 8 ounce-$14.95 Dr. Brown's 2 Pack 7 ounce bottles-$12.99 Silikids Silliskin Bottle 8 ounce-$10.19 WeeGo Glass Bottle 9 ounce-$17.99 Babies R Us sells glass bottles on their website and in stores. To Date, Willow is 8 months old, we have not broken one bottle.

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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! We’re proud to introduce The ZAZA Basic by Eco-Chick, not just because it’s pretty cool to have a water bottle inspired by your company, but because we’re so aligned with ZAZA’s mission.

Glass Water Bottles!

Green Earth Journey

I've been waiting a while for a glass water bottle. We already have glass baby bottles and we have metal water bottles. Now finally someone has put Glass Water Bottles into the mix. Takeya USA offers beautiful and well made Glass Water Bottle s. They recently sent me one to review and shortly afterwards I had to log on and order my husband a "fuel cell", that is what he calls these bottles "Fuel Cells" he loves the way they look!

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How to Construct Houses with Plastic Bottles

Green (Living) Review

It may seem unbelievable but you can build houses out of plastic bottles filled with sand. The plastic bottles were gathered from trash cans and then filled with sand. This way, volunteers managed to make 6,000 `bricks` from sand-filled plastic bottles. These projects are made especially by NGOs from African countries. For example, the house from the video below was made by the Samaprman Foundation.

Reinventing the glass bottle

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) When you think that you have seen it all as regards to fleecing the “green” consumer and the environmentally conscious along comes this; a range of glass water bottles which sell for from US$18-US$22. The new Metro line of glass water bottles from “Be Truly You” are, so the company, designed to help folks “fall in love with their tap… all over again.” Every glass bottle is 100% recyclable and, as will all glass containers, infinitely.

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Bottle Top Waterers from Lakeland – Product Review,

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Bottle Top Waterers Lakeland Ref 51283 Put those old plastic bottles to good use by turning them into watering cans. Just screw one of these waterers onto an empty bottle (1 or 2 litres) to give plants in the house or greenhouse a gentle sprinkle – the washer inside ensures a watertight seal. Tags: Bottle Top Waterers from Lakeland Bottle Top Waterers product review Lakeland Ref 51283

Green Products | Renewable Products | Pepsi To Use a Bottle Made.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Green Products: Pepsi To Use a Bottle Made from 100% Plant Materials by greenwise on March 16, 2011 Pepsi announced that it will begin using a new bottle for soft drinks made from 100% plant based materials. According to the company, the new bottle looks and feels just like the old plastic ones, but it is made from entirely renewable materials.

Aquatina – The Collapsible Reusable Water Bottle

Green (Living) Review

What the Dragons, though the board, failed to appreciate is that reusing the single use PET bottle is not a good idea as far as health is concerned and not just for children (and we will come to that, however, in a separate article). The single use PET bottle is not easy to clean and to keep clean. The Aquatina bottle – and that is the selling point for me – is designed and manufactured in the UK. reusable bottles reusable water bottle Aquatina tap water

What’s In a Name: Misleading Marketing of Bottled Water

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My dislike of bottled water is well-known to readers of this blog. Drinking bottled water is expensive, requires fossil fuels to produce most of the bottles, and creates landfill waste. A lot of bottled water does not even come from natural springs. But that doesn’t stop the purveyors of bottled water from devising clever marketing [.]. bottled water easy green living tip green living reduce waste saving money green lifestyle Green living

What’s In a Name: Misleading Marketing of Bottled Water

Living Green & Saving Energy

My dislike of bottled water is well-known to readers of this blog. Drinking bottled water is expensive, requires fossil fuels to produce most of the bottles, and creates landfill waste. A lot of bottled water does not even come from natural springs. But that doesn’t stop the purveyors of bottled water from devising clever marketing [.]. bottled water easy green living tip green living reduce waste saving money green lifestyle Green living

Should You Reuse Plastic Water Bottles?

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Many people spend a lot of money on plastic water bottles each year, so it’s only natural for those of us who do to want to reuse them. Every year, millions of people fail to recycle their plastic bottles, and the bottles end up filling up our landfills. But is reusing plastic water bottles good for our health? One of the main concerns when reusing a plastic water bottle is the build-up of bacteria on the bottle.

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How to Build a Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

Green (Living) Review

The internet is filled with DIY projects that involve the use of cheap materials, like plastic bottles. One way to make good use of a repurposing PET bottles project is building a cheap greenhouse. First thing you need to know about building a greenhouse out of PET bottles is you ought to enjoy working with plastic. Here is a effective advice to beginning the process: measure your bottles. Pour a bit of silicon in between the bottles once the wall is done.

Thoreau’s town bans single-use plastic bottles!


All My Relations Announcements ban bottles Concord environment health nature news plastic pollution single-use toxinsSome very excellent news! Here we see a political action in service of the health of both people and our environment. And what a perfect place to do it: the hometown of Henry David Thoreau. Thank you, Concord, Mass, for carrying on his legacy of visionary activism. This action will mean less plastic building up [.].

Don’t Be a (Bottle) Sucker

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And when they are used to create single-use items, such as plastic bottles and bags, they serve a short-lived purpose and, nearly immediately, end up in the environment. So go buy yourself a reusable stainless steel bottle and stop sucking (from plastic, that is)! Click here to view the embedded video. Plastics. Our world is quite literally inundated with them.

New Year’s Resolution #3 – Boycott Plastic Water Bottles

Green Home Blog

From alarm clocks to toothbrushes to soda bottles to cell phones, we all use and throw away plastic products everyday. One of the most common types of plastic waste is disposable water bottles: we use them at home, carry them to the gym, or grab one when we’re on the go. In fact, every year Americans throw away 29 billion disposable plastic water bottles, only around 23% of which are recycled. They have been banned in toys and baby bottles manufactured in the U.S.

Friday Beer Post: Bottle or Can

Environmental Economics

New Belgium has provided a balanced voice in the debate, posting on its blog in April that even with all the volume of research on the life cycle and greenhouse gas emissions of beer packaging materials, there is no clear answer as to whether glass bottles or aluminum cans are environmentally superior.

H2Onya Stainless Steel Reusable Bottle – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) After the BPA disaster with Nalgene polycarbonate bottles – now made from a different polycarbonate that does not contain Bisphenol A, we has the likes of SIGG and Gaiam telling us all to buy their aluminium bottles as a better and safer option. Both companies, that is to say, SIGG and Gaiam, basically, claimed that those bottles were free of BPA but both claims turned out to be lies, in order to make profit on the back of Nalgene's misfortune.

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No more bottled water

Green (Living) Review

Ditch the bottled water now by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A typical American family consumes 26 gallons of bottled water a year and not only is that an awful lot of bottles when combined with the population number but also an awful lot of water that is being abstracted from precious sources or, simply, from the mains. As said above, the average American family consumes 26 gallons of bottled water a year. Annually, in the United States alone, bottled water generates 1.5

Clear2Go Water Bottles

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We all know that plastic water bottles are detrimental to our environment. Over the past few years, we have seen a major move towards reusable water bottles among eco-conscious water lovers. That’s why I was intrigued when the kind folks over at Clear2Go TM recently sent me one of their revolutionary water bottles. Upon first glance, it looks just like a typical sport bottle, but when you open it up, it is anything but.

Environmental Implications of Bottled Water

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Buy, Grab, Drink, Trash: Environmental Implications of Bottled Water by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A plastic bottle is NOT the problem either. It is the water which is, more often than not, from “public” sources, which means it is but tap water in a bottle. Buy, grab, drink, trash; this is the life of one bottle of water after a consumer gets their hands on it. The United States consumes about 50 billion bottles of water each year.

Portable glass water bottle by Love Bottle

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) About two to three years ago we heard of the reusable “portable” glass water bottle made fro and marketed by “Love Bottle”. This was them followed by yet another company whose name has escaped me with a reusable recycled glass (100% recycled glass in comparison top the 20% of Love Bottle) which was a cross between a Snapple TM bottle and a ketchup one. I have done just that and have made a number of “Tap” bottles so far that way.

Need Glass Baby Bottles?

Green Earth Journey

I also really like the Silikids Siliskins Bottles. You can reuse the Siliskins if the bottle does break and you can find replacemnet glass bottles at Baby's R Us. Need an ECO friendly bottle brush? At you can purchase a coconut fiber bottle brush. I've got two of these, one for my cups and one for the glass baby bottles. Green Baby Bargains is offering them at 50% off the original price!

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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. As much as 40% of the bottled water sold in the U.S. There is no such requirement for bottled water. per gallon charged for bottled water. Some good reasons why.

Message in a Bottle: Permaculture & Disruptive Innovation

Green (Living) Review

Permaculture has been quietly developing at its own pace ever since, like a message in a bottle. At this critical time in human civilisation, what are the next steps for permaculture? How can it become widely recognised as a vital tool for regenerative agriculture? Here are five ideas to help us explore this questions. In 1974, two pioneers, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren , gave birth to permaculture during the heyday of industrial agriculture.