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.

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

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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

Press Release - Takeya Glass Water Bottles

Green Earth Journey

TAKEYA DEBUTS FASHIONABLE/FUNCTIONAL ECO-FRIENDLY GLASS WATER BOTTLES THAT ELIMINATE POOR TASTE AND REDUCE LANDFILL WASTE Takeya Glass Water Bottles—the healthier way to hydrate HUNTINGTON BEACH , Calif. Both the silicone jackets and water bottles are dishwasher safe.

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Green Bottle Stainless Steel Reusable Water Bottle – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

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.

Time in a Bottle.

Elephant Journal

I have a revelation I feel that I get it. Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) memories present moment reflection revelation Time

Environmental Implications of Bottled Water

Green (Living) Review

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.

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). reusable bottles reusable water bottle Aquatina tap water

Puri Water Bottle Makes Potable Drinking Water at Sea

Green Prophet

During my travels throughout the Middle East and North Africa , I dreamed of having a magical bottle that could purify water without the need for any gross tasting tablets, and here it is: Puri. Still in its conceptual phase, the Puri water bottle is not available for purchase.

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.

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.

Bottled Water Goes Organic With llanllyr Source


So are we surprised that, llanllyr SOURCE , a bottled water company out of Wales in the UK, is now labeling its bottled water organic? The llanllyr SOURCE “is one of the world’s premium quality bottled waters,&# the website says.

Turkey’s Designnobis turns plastic bottles into solar-powered lanterns

Green Prophet

If you live in the Middle East, surely you are accustomed to seeing plastic bottles lining city streets and even far-flung desert areas. “The lighting unit does not require any infrastructure, and it is a ready-to-use package that can be placed in a discarded plastic bottle.”

Nonprofit Creates Roofs From Plastic Bottles, Reducing Waste And Creating Jobs At Same Time

Green (Living) Review

Fortunately, one far-too-common material is coming to the rescue for the people of Ecuador, creating green jobs and reducing waste along the way: plastic bottles. Not all roofs are created equal.

Dazzling Carpet of Plastic Bottles Adorns the Moroccan Desert

Green Prophet

Made entirely out of dozens of plastic bottles arranged in surprising patterns, the Bottle carpet encourages spectators to look at waste with a whole new set of eyes. Fashion & Design bottle carpet eco design recycled materials Taragalte Festival WE MAKE CARPETS

Energy Storage Super-capacitors Bottle Energy In New Breakthrough

Green Prophet

UCLA and Egyptian scientist accidentally find a new way to bottle stored energy. But capacitors store electrical charge by bottling excess electrons on one side of a thin barrier. This missing link for solar energy, hydro and electric cars could be a fast, tiny, biodegradable battery.

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.

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.

Coca Cola Fails at Stopping Grand Canyon Plastic Bottle Ban


When it looked like the Grand Canyon Plastic Bottle Ban was going to be derailed by Coca Cola, activists came out in full force. Read More. Causes Environment News Top News

De Dopper Reusable Water Bottle – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

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.

More uses for recycled plastic bottles

Green (Living) Review

made from recycled plastic bottles. There are also other products made from recycled bottles. Recently we heard the story on yet another ingenious use for recycled plastic bottles. 1 recyclable bottles to make one ton of porous Plastisoil.

Giving Up the Bottle: What 6 Years of Zero Alcohol can Do for You.

Elephant Journal

You: Did you do something over the top, risky or put yourself in mortal danger? Me: Nope, just woke up one day and said to myself: I’m done with this. Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today alcohol free conscious choices giving up meat non-toxic self love vegetarianism

No plastics safe? Industry hides frightening evidence on BPA-free baby bottles

Green Prophet

Stunning news for everyone who drinks from plastic bottles, eats from plastic food containers,or wraps food with plastic cling wrap.

A little guide to choosing the right reusable water bottle

Green (Living) Review

Quenching your thirst without reaching for the plastic bottle of said filtered tap water from a store is not really rocket science since all you really have to do is saddle up to the sink and stick your favorite cup underneath the faucet.

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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.

Transformable water bottle Dopper supports clean drinking water projects

Green (Living) Review

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.

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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

Recycled beer bottles used to construct Las Vegas building


Las Vegas’ Morrow Royal Pavilion is made from 500,000 recycled beer bottles. Used as a manufacturing facility, the building is made entirely from recycled beer bottles. All the bottles used in the structure were collected by Realm of Design from hotels located near the Las Vegas Strip.

Portable glass water bottle by Love Bottle

Green (Living) Review

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.

Message in a (recycled) bottle for local authorities

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Demand for recycled plastic material in the UK could outstrip bottle collection rates in the next five years, according to a new report. of bottles being collected, up 2.5 Bottle collection rates have risen from 3% to 48.5%

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.

Coca-Cola Plant Bottle = Greenwash

Green (Living) Review

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.

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.

The edible Ooho water bottle could save us from plastic

Green Prophet

But with Ooho, an edible water ‘bottle’ that just about anyone can make, we could get a handle on the plastic mess – at least a little one. Plastic. No word assaults our sensibilities more.

PURE Glass Bottle – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Not another reusable bottle review or article.” While this may be indeed a glass bottle and glass bottles as reusable bottles for tap water and other beverages certainly are not new, this bottle and how it is made to be shatter resistant is, however.

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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. But in the summer, drinking water from a plastic bottle – which we all know is an expensive way to get water 1 , and is never great from an environmental point of view 2 – means that the exposure to chemicals such as BPA and phthalates 3 which leach from the plastic into the water is made worse by the heat.

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.

Beautiful BKR Glass Water Bottles: Well Designed and Just Right

Eco Chic

Finding the right water bottle is a little bit like a Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Some bottles are too big, some are too small, some are made from the wrong materials, or the drink opening is the wrong shape for drinking from while working out, or too small to clean properly.

Reusable water bottles are also better than recyclable paper bottles

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is funny to see how the bottled water industry comes up with new ideas all the time to counter the likes of us who keep making a point against bottled water. While those of us who try to get the world to kick the bottled water habit may be open to all suggestions on alternative containers for water but that does not mean that we like anything that may not be a disposable plastic bottle.

50 Year Old Record-Busting Bottled Terrarium – And It’s Not from Dubai!

Green Prophet

Is there a message in this bottle for the parched Middle East? Bottle gardens were a bit of a craze and I wanted to see what happened if you bunged (corked) the thing up,” he told The Daily Mail. The bottle stands beneath the stairs in his front hallway. “It’s