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How to reduce Plastic Bottles in the Environment

Here is a great article on Plastic Bottles and how we might provide incentives to reduce waste in the environment.  This is from:  http://magazine.good.is/articles/bottle-bills  A great site with quality information on the environment.  We like this article for several reasons:  1)  it encourages recycling   2)  there is a clear case using real world examples of reasonable regulation that can really have a positive impact on the environment.  and 3)  demonstrates very clearly that we are very wasteful, and that the use of reusable water bottles can really make a difference.  We at Green Benefits believe in our products and really encourage everyone to reduce and reuse.  If everyone had reusable bottles and even some like the ones we offer at http://www.bottlewithwaterfilter.com/   – there would be a tremendous reduction in plastic bottle waste.  Tap water and filtered water combined with great reusable water bottles can really help.  We have been selling bottles for over seven years now, and we believe more than ever that everyone needs a reusable bottle and that we should all curb our bottled water habit.

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A South African Perspective on the Health Hazards of Bottled Water

I get a kick out of this one.  As a soccer fan or futbol fan for the rest of the world, this one gives the equivelent number of items that could be produced instead of bottles for water in Vuvuzelas!  For those that recall the World Cup in S. Africa, those are the really loud horns that crazy fans blow during the match.

Enjoy yet another perspective on the Health Hazards of Bottle Water.

The summary statistics from the infograhpic are:

The Hazards Of Bottled Water

– #1 2.7 million tons. The global annual amount of plastic used to produce water and carbonated water bottles. Most of this plastic ends up in landfills.

– #2 1.7 billion rand. The estimated market value of South Africa’s bottled water market. This figure is expected to increase at a staggering rate.

– #3 Added chemicals. About 40 percent of all bottled water starts as tap water, to which minerals and other chemicals and flavourings are added.

– #4 Not safer than tap water. The bottled water industry has less stringent testing policies than governmental agencies which require rigorous testing of tap water.

– #5 22.5 billion vuvuzelas. The equivalent of vuvuzelas one could create with the amount of plastic used to produce water and carbonated water bottles.

– #6 5x mater to produce. Each bottle requires nearly 5 times its volume in water to manufacture and there is no evidence that bottled water is healthier than tap water.

– #7 22 million tons. The global annual amount of carbonated bottled water consumed outside its country of origin. This results in massive transportation and environmental damage.

– #8 Increased production. 77 percent of bottles in South Africa are not recycled and end up in landfill sites

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Another Classis – The real cost of bottled water

Over the years I have seen and reviewed countless versions of the same story.  It is timeless and accurate.  Bottled water simply doesn’t make sense.  It costs 100’s of times more than tap water and almost always comes from the same source .. .. municipal water!

The facts below will hopefully make you stop and think before you drink another sip of bottled water.  Get your workplace, activities, sports, home or where ever you drink water to stop using disposable one-time water bottles.  It’s time to take back the tap and stop wasting precious resources.  If you really believe that tap water taste is well . . . less than, consider a reusable water bottle with a filter.  You can get a great one from our other site at:  http://www.bottlewithwaterfilter.com/

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Think Before You Drink: The Costs of Bottled Water

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Why you should drink tap water

The USA is the largest consumer of bottled water in the world even though we have one of the cleanest municipal water systems in the world! A true contradiction. Tap water costs less than $0.01 (one cent!) per liter, while bottled water is over $0.25! There are few things in the world that you can save 25x the money all while getting a better product! And if you think your tap water doesn’t taste quite right, you can always pickup a bottle with water filter and still save a small fortune every year!

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Facts about Bottled Water

Why we should all use Reusable Water Bottles  – the Real Facts about Bottled Water.  This is an old one but a good one that reminds us all how much bottled water we consumer.  Tap Water in the USA is safe and clean.  Take back the tap and stop wasting your money on bottled water.

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Source – Visually

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