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Most of us give nary a thought to tap water anymore. We bypass the sink and head right to the refrigerator to select a plastic bottle of water to quench our thirst. Not Dr. Janet Haas, chairman of the William Penn foundation.
Isn't it time for a fresh approach? Rather than regulate against fountains, perhaps Local Government should plan for fountains by publishing a list of pre-approved locations and fountain specifications.
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It seems that it was just yesterday that people drank water from bubblers, and that buying a cold drink meant buying Coke, Pepsi, or 7-Up. But over the past 30 years, there has been a huge shift in what we're drinking -- and how much of it we're drinking, and even where we are drinking it.
The People's Climate March on September 21st will be a turning point for the climate movement. But, if we're not careful, it could also mean a lot of waste, and that means more greenhouse gases.
It is a different version of Bridge Over Troubled Waters, as the trouble here is the plastic waste.
In the United States alone, consumers toss away more than 60 million plastic bottles each day. It's a staggering statistic
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Did you know that the average person in he U.S. spends $242 a year on plastic water bottles? Or that two-thirds of these water bottles end up in landfills or in the ocean? Our addiction to plastic water bottles is on the rise and the impact on the environment and our wallets is shocking.
In San Francisco, the communities with the highest hospitalization rates for type-2 diabetes are the same communities with the highest rates of soda consumption. Type-2 diabetes is far more costly and far more regressive than any soda tax ever could be.
A simple policy change like the Soda Tax can help us waste less water, lower our GHG production, and lessen the pollution of our air, water and soil. It's a win-win-win: a win for the environment, a win for our children, and a win for our communities.
The problem is not the things we like, it's the way we do business. It's the way huge corporations handle distributing goods, maximizing profits. We absolutely have the power to turn this around, to whatever extent that we really want to turn it around.
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What do mushrooms, tires and soda bottles have in common? They are all being used, recycled or even upcycled through innovative programs that prevent waste from entering the environment.
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Unlike air pollution which we can see and smell, most think plastic is harmless, or merely an aesthetic eyesore when seen on the ground or in the water, Woodring says, and is perceived of as less of a planetary problem by the public.