Think out of the bottle!
Using water bottles isn't just about convenience. It's about recycling and responsibility. It's about islands of plastic in the ocean and plastic beaches worldwide. Getting rid of water bottles is an easy task and simple lifestyle change.
Sure it's convenient at sports events, at the beach or in the car. But just cutting down on usage at home or elsewhere can make a huge difference on Earth.
Plastics are the fastest growing form of municipal waste. They do not biodegrade, and an estimated 88% of water bottles are not recycled. And, because they float, bottles that make it to the ocean can be mistaken as food by birds and fish. If they eat them, they are in the food chain and have the potential to harm those who don’t or can’t afford to drink from plastic bottles. They break down into plastic sand and line beaches like Plastic Beach in Kona. Or they get caught in a vortex and form islands of plastic like the Pacific Plastic Patch.
So do your part and think about Earth.
Here are a couple of simple ideas to help cut down on water bottle usage:
- Get a water filter for your sink
- Get a water filter system in your fridge
- Get a personal reusable water bottle or thermous
- Buy larger size water bottles (For instance gallon size jugs)
Why not try some of these ideas for a month and see how many water bottles you save. YWe promise you that you and your wallet will be greener.
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