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

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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 bottle is the problem.

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Snapple?? Lemonade Bottle to Reusable Water Bottle

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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.

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.

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.

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Vapur: The Anti-Bottle

The Green Samaritan

The Vapur Anti-bottle is BPA-free, dishwasher safe and very easy to work with on the go. What makes the the Vapur bottle unique is that it is a foldable, flexible reusable water bottle designed for convenient on-the-go use.

Container garden PET bottle drip irrigation

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The principle of using PET bottles is, basically, the same with the exception that the bottles will have too have small holes to allow the water to seep into the soil and thus irrigate and water the plants.

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. recycling upcycling wine bottles

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. bottled water green living green living tips

How to Construct Houses with Plastic Bottles

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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.

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. Who in their right mind is going to buy a bottle of tap water at the rate of $1.50

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. ” A very nice and especially good reusable stainless steel water bottle for a very good price.

The Journey for a Recycled Bottle

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Recycling glass bottles allows new bottles to be created with less energy and fewer new raw materials that making a new bottle from scratch, which aids conservation and improves energy efficiency. Green News recycling of glass bottlesWe all know recycling is important. But have you ever been presented with the entire lifecycle? I received the infographic below which lays out […].

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

Reinventing the glass bottle

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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. Those bottles come for free with the product and why waste them.

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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.

Make your own BPA-free reusable water bottle

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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.

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. Tags: Bottle Top Waterers from Lakeland Bottle Top Waterers product review Lakeland Ref 51283

How to Build a Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

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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. Here is a effective advice to beginning the process: measure your bottles.


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This expansive graph by Online Education tells you all you need to know about bottled water , as you scroll from top to bottom. bottled water green living Via Online Education ].

Glass Bottles

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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

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Liquid Detergent Bottle Flower Vase

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Not all of those bottles are of the same shape as the Sainsbury''s own brand that I, generally, obtain simply for the fact that I tend to use that particular brand of detergent. Many other products too come in those strong plastic bottles which just as to be upcycled into something new.

Aquatina – The Collapsible Reusable Water Bottle

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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). reusable bottles reusable water bottle Aquatina tap water

Man was charged ??75 for three bottles of water

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per small bottle (250ml) of sparkling mineral water really takes the biscuit. London business man, Edward Heaton, was charged this stately sum for three  repeat three  bottles of mineral water at the five star Wellesley Hotel in Knightsbridge. per bottle.

Transformable water bottle Dopper supports clean drinking water projects

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Dopper is a Cradle-to-Cradle water bottle company that is bringing clean water to Nepal. Yes, the bottle is plastic but it will still replace thousands of plastic water bottles that an individual would otherwise use. Even easier you unscrew the “wine glass” and fill the bottle.

Shampoo bottle made from ocean plastics hailed as ‘technological breakthrough’

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Limited edition Head & Shoulders bottle to go on sale in France represents tiny proportion of global sales Beaches strewn with plastic waste have become a graphic illustration of just how much plastic we use in everything from food packaging to cosmetics, and how much of it gets thrown away.

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Ikea launches kitchen range made from recycled plastic bottles

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The world's biggest furniture retailer Ikea has launched a new range of kitchen fronts made from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles and reclaimed wood, eliminating the need for virgin oil-based plastics in the range.

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Message in a Bottle: Permaculture & Disruptive Innovation

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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.

When Heineken Bottles Were Square

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In 1963, Alfred Heineken created a beer bottle that could also function as a brick to build houses in impoverished countries. In Sima Valley, California, an entire village known as Grandma Prisbey’s Bottle Village was constructed from reused glass.

Upcycled “TAP” Bottle

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Some people try to sell us the glass water bottle for use with TAP water as the latest green thing for around twenty bucks. After washing out well and – maybe – if you want – sticking a label on that says “TAP” the bottle is ready for use.

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.

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Bottled water better than tap?

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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.

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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H2Onya Stainless Steel Reusable Bottle – Product Review

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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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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.

Londoners turn their bottles into beats for a Party in the Park

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Revellers across the capital this weekend power a party to help keep parks green London, Monday 21st August (Press Release) : London’s parks were left a little bit greener this weekend – as park revellers traded in their empty bottles for music beats.

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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.

Reusable water bottle choices

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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

Coca-Cola Plant Bottle = Greenwash

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Coca-Cola has made a great hullabaloo over its so-called “plant bottle” but that bottle is nothing but lies and a way to mislead the consumer. percent plant material, up to 25 percent of recycled plastic, as ingredients for the bottle.

Is bottled water really better than tap?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Bottled water is not necessarily healthier or safer than tap water. In addition to that twenty-five percent, and some estimates are as high as fifty percent or even more, of all bottled water is actually repackaged tap water.

No more bottled water

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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