Plastic Water Bottles

High-end water bottles are having a major social moment. They’re functional, fashionable and friendly to the environment.
Thread creates sustainable fabric that is made from PET bottles (plastic soda and water bottles) from Haiti and Honduras. The fabric is sold to clothing manufacturers like Timberland.
Thread creates sustainable fabric that is made from PET bottles (plastic soda and water bottles) from Haiti and Honduras. The fabric is sold to clothing manufacturers like Timberland.
Dunnigan rest stop using four hundred cubic feet of 100 percent recycled polypropylene plastic, and Africa's largest urban slum having 15 flushing toilets thanks to a local resource of discarded plastic bottles, are great examples of reincarnated plastic.
Town meeting is dangerously susceptible to decision making based more on values and emotions than evidence, a worrisome vulnerability in these days of increasing science denialism. Democratic, yes. Evidence-based intelligent decision making? Well, no.
From Mother Nature Network's Bryan Nelson: What's one solution to the growing problem of plastic water bottle waste? A trio
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From Networx' Sayward Rebhal: Plastic grocery bags and plastic water bottles -- those disposable environmental nightmares
Hikers and tourists visiting one of Italy's most scenic stretches of coastline have been banned from carrying plastic bottles
Here's the craziest thing about bottled water: 25% to 40% comes from a public tap. If you're going to pay for tap water, why not start with tap water and filter it yourself? That is the light bulb idea behind Bobble Water Bottles.
Yes, the BP situation is horrific. But is it much different than each of us killing the ocean, the animals, and our own bodies a little bit every day?
Americans buy more than $22 billion worth of plastic water bottles every year--that's more than 70 million bottles consumed daily. And worse, only 17 percent of those are recycled.
The problem is simply too massive to be promoting a gradual reduction in single-use disposable plastics. Every 5 minutes
As concerns mount over bottled water's impacts on the environment and human health, bottled water sales are beginning to dry up.
BPA is a symbol of a much broader problem--our need to evaluate chemicals before they reach the marketplace, and to develop safer alternatives to chemicals we already know to be toxic.
I am a breast cancer survivor, and in the years immediately after my diagnosis, I sometimes found the annual proliferation of pink ribbons difficult--it was hard to be reminded of cancer.