Tag Archives: Bottles

Recycling Plastic Bottles: The Cost of Bottled Water

It’s no secret that bottled water creates too much unnecessary waste, and it’s up to you to choose recycling plastic bottles instead. Marketing efforts to get people to pay for bottled water (that sometimes is just tap water!) worked, as within a decade, consumption of bottled water in the U.S. more than doubled, from 13.4 gallons per person to 29.3 gallons per person. Previously in our look at recycling plastic bottles, we included a great video that illustrates the amount of waste that is produced by this consumption of one-time use plastic water bottles.

Only a small fraction of the billions of plastic water bottles used ever ends up being recycled.

Your actions matter! Next time you go to purchase bottled water, consider reusing a bottle instead based on the facts in the following infographic:

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Recycle a Cup, and Make a Friend!

Super cute recycling project alert! We love the kind of recycling that makes you reach for some glue, scissors, and tape so we’re putting the spotlight on Waste-Not Animal kits. Each kit includes illustrated instructions on recycling plastic bottles and cups to create fun animal friends such as a hedgehog, fox, or chameleon. Each kit… Continue Reading

Make Your Own Soda and Reduce Waste

Is SodaStream Worth It? There are other brands of home soda machines available, but most people have heard of the SodaStream. This brand claims to have saved the use of nearly 3 billion plastic bottles and counting. There’s a lot that has been said about the consumption of bottled beverages- a LOT. In one year,… Continue Reading

Twenty-First Century Waterfall

Previously, we published an article exploring five reasons to ditch bottled water. Put your money to better use: According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, at least 90% of the price of a bottle of water is for things other than the water itself, such as bottling, packaging, shipping and marketing. It looks like all… Continue Reading