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Bottled water in China less safe than tap water

Bottled water in many countries has, in some cases, been proven to be potentially dangerous to drink and the pollution/landfill issues with used plastic water bottles are a major concern. Rainwater harvesting and rain water tanks may be the answer if you cannot trust the tap water and choose not to support bottled water companies […]

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USA: Town passes law banning bottled water

Water, water everywhere, just not in plastic bottles, says a town in the US state of Massachusetts. A law passed by the town of Concord went into effect with the New Year, making single-serving bottles of water illegal.

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Hotel Group Phases Out Bottled Water

Most people feel very virtuous when they grab a bottle of water off the supermarket shelf rather than that carbonated sugar bomb or preservative-laden fruit juice, but have you ever stopped to think about what you’re buying? The same going for popping the seal on that bottle of water at a conference in a fancy-schmancy […]

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Bottled Water is Taxing the World’s Ecosystems

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 […]

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Ocean Pollution

******************** A survey of 200 sites in 20 countries around the world has found that bisphenol A, a synthetic compound that mimics estrogen and is linked to developmental disorders, is ubiquitous in Earth’s oceans. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is found mostly in shatter-proof plastics and epoxy resins. Most people have trace amounts in their bodies, […]

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Save Water & the Environment with a Rain Garden

What is a rain garden? A rain garden is an attractive landscaping feature planted with perennial native plants. It is a bowl-shaped or saucer-shaped garden with deep, loose soil, designed to absorb stormwater run-off from impervious surfaces such as roofs and parking lots. Rain gardens can be small, formal, home-owner style gardens, large complex bio-retention […]

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Is What’s in Your Bottled Water Worth Trashing the Planet?

Image ©serpico via morguefile We think that cutting out your bottled water habit is the perfect New Year’s goal for 2011. So does the Environmental Working Group (EWG). EWG recently posted their 2011 Bottled Water Scorecard, and the results show that most water isn’t as as crystal clear as most water companies would have you […]

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The 4 Best Ways to Ditch Bottled Water

Bottled water is a huge resource hog, from the plastic and shipping to the water itself. Not only is there the waste to consider, but many large bottled water companies fill those plastic bottles up at the expense of local water rights.

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Kick the Bottle Habit

Save resources by drinking from a glass whenever you can, or use a refillable, stainless steel bottle when you are on the go. Ever wonder where most of those plastic water bottles go that we knock back from every day? Into landfills, where they live on and on and on and on. Exempt from many […]

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