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.

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

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.

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. People have come a great length in the struggle for a healthier planet, in the last 20 years. Here is a effective advice to beginning the process: measure your bottles.

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!

Shampoo and the planet

Green Living Tips

What's in your bottle of shampoo? After looking at the ingredients on my shampoo bottle, I was rather disgusted by the chemical cocktail I've been applying to my hair and flushing down the drain Could you be unknowingly poisoning the environment?

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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.

Ikea launches kitchen range made from recycled plastic bottles

Green (Living) Review

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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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.

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

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. Boston and San Francisco have also taken bottled water off many of their menus and replaced it with filtered tap water instead.

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. Related Posts: Wearing Used Pop Bottles.

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.

Saving our food and planet requires bubbles

Green Prophet

Sitting on 5 acres of reforested farmland is Blue Planet Environmental. The core of Blue Planet’s technology is a nano-bubbler. Blue Planet clearly encourages creativity and inventions that can have a wide variety of uses on a global level.

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From My Inbox-Sigg Bottles Discount

Green Earth Journey

In honor of Earth Day we've teamed up with our good friends at 1% For The Planet. In addition to our ongoing annual pledge to contribute 1% of global sales to environmental causes, we will donate an additional $1 for every bottle sold on our site using this special discount code.

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All-Terrain Wine–Easy on the Palate and the Planet

Wend Magazine

ClifFamily winery has just introduced The Climber pouch , a wine package that’s light and virtually unbreakable; keeps wine fresh for up to a month after opening; and has an 80 percent lower carbon footprint and 90 percent less waste than two glass bottles. The Climber pouch holds just about that–two 750 mL glass bottles worth of wine–and is a lot easier to carry on a backpacking, kayak or bike trip than two bottles of wine would be.

Nigerians Are Building Fireproof, Bulletproof, And Eco-Friendly Homes With Plastic Bottles And Mud

Green (Living) Review

In fact, the environment is so riddled with it, researchers predict that 99% of all birds on this planet will have plastic in their gut by the year 2050. These colorful homes are bulletproof, fireproof, and can withstand earthquakes.

Recycling Plastic Bags and Bottles- a Few Easy Ways

Green Prophet

Plastic beverage bottles are just a fraction of the plastic containers and other items that people purchase at local supermarkets and other stores. Other miscellaneous containers, including a bottle for so-called “natural” plant fertilizer.

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. Ethical bottled water?

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.

Bottled Water Uses Much More Energy Than Tap

Green Earth Journey

via GizMag.com March 1, 2009 New research from the Pacific Institute estimates that bottled water is up to 2000 times more energy-intensive than tap water. Indeed, when all the sums were done, it seems the annual consumption of bottled water in the U.S.

How Pure Is Bottled Water?

Green (Living) Review

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? Bottled water does not need to be tested more than a few times a month. Bottled water needs better regulation. Bottled what precisely?

BPA Chemical Banned from Baby Bottles, Cups in the US

Green Prophet

Yesterday it was announced that BPA, a chemical added to plastics, is now banned in baby bottles and sippy cups across America. What does that mean for the health of babies around the planet? Image of baby and bottle from Shutterstock.

Israel’s Maccabi Soccer Kits by NIKE are Made From 13 Recycled Plastic Water Bottles

Green Prophet

It gets so hot in Israel that safari animals are fed funky popsicles , so we were surprised to learn that the country’s most successful soccer team wears uniforms made out of 13 recycled plastic bottles !

How to Get Beautiful Hair without Destroying the Planet. 

Elephant Journal

When we toss out that shampoo bottle, we could be discarding enough shampoo to last at least a couple of washes. A shampoo bar can be used to the last bit. Most are fairly large in size, so you can also cut. Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Green beauty routine clean hair eco-friendly essential oils go green natural products plastic recycle reuse shampoo bar

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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?

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.

How to Save Money, Save our Planet & Stay Cozy All Winter Long.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Green Walk the Talk Show Featured Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis Waylon Lewis (by or about) climate change eco Fire hot water bottle slippers snow sweater tea thermostat winter Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis Presents… Stay cozy warm and happy in the Winter with these eco tips. We got your social mediums right heah: Get our best, new conversations through our Walk the Talk Show newsletter. On Facebook? Like” Walk the Talk Show.

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How to Make Conscious Choices that are Good for You & the Planet.

Elephant Journal

A choice that’s better or worse for the planet and ourselves. Sugary drinks in a single use plastic bottle? Bad for us and the planet. Refilling our reusable water bottle—better for both. Every time we make a purchase we make a choice. Enlightened Society Family Food Green Health & Wellness choice eco-friendly environment green mindful shopping plastic plastic free

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.

Save Water, Save The Planet

Green (Living) Review

By taking small steps to conserve water, you can help the planet in big ways. If you don't have time or money to replace the toilet, simply bottle a jar or plastic bottle of water and sink it into the toilet's flush tank. Just because water comes gushing out of our faucets, it doesn't mean that it's an infinite resource.

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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Uses for empty plastic containers in your garden

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Plastic bottles to garden cloches : It all, obviously, depends on the size of the bottles but I, personally, use everything from 1 liter (over 3inch pots) to bigger ones – for seed raising. A win-win situation for you and the Planet.

Parisian—and Planet—Approved Canned Rose Wine (What? YES!)

Eco Chic

But the hassle of lugging heavy wine bottles, remembering a corkscrew and enough cups, and then fumbling to figure out how and where to recycle the empty wine bottles, cups and wine corks , is nothing short of annoying. The post Parisian—and Planet—Approved Canned Rose Wine (What?

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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.

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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5 Legit, Free Ways to Be Kinder to Yourself—and the Planet—in 2016

Eco Chic

Get a reusable water bottle. Using a reusable bottle not only ensures that you reap enormous health benefits, but also helps you take direct action against the suffocating effects of plastic waste on our planet. Escapes health New Year resolutions 2016 planet kindness

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Meet the Moment: Share Your Stories With Clif Bar, Help Preserve our Planet

Wend Magazine

Don’t Be a (Bottle) Sucker Click here to view the embedded video. Clif Bar’s Meet the Moment initiative is welcoming adventurers like you to participate by uploading a photo of your moment–wether it captures the moment of bliss on a trail run or the rush of a downhill ride.

The Mindfullest Chair on Planet Earth.

Elephant Journal

Bioplastics and biodegradable packaging

Green (Living) Review

For example, imagine the confusion if some drinks bottles needed to go in the regular plastic recycling bin while others went in the composting collection. It should not be assumed that just because “bio” is in the name, it is better for the planet.

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The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community at a Time – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

I believe that in many cases it is, as with so many other subjects, be this fracking, deposit schemes on glass bottles (and jars), and much more, the fact is that vested interest groups have been going about handing out gifts.

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Eco-Conscious Cosmetics: Looking Good Never So Beautiful for the Planet

Green Prophet

The company is also committed to educating consumers on the importance of recycling and sustainability (for example, did you know it takes the average shampoo bottle 50,000 years to decompose?).

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Kids Can Help the Planet Too!

Eco Friendly Daily

Some things that you can do are: use both sides of paper to write or draw, recycle plastic and glass bottles, recycle paper and newspapers, recycle aluminum cans, donate old toys to charity and pack your lunch in reusable containers. Hey, kids!