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Plastic Water Bottles

This Edible Water Blob Could Solve Plastic Waste Issue

Posted 03.29.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Bryan Nelson: What's one solution to the growing problem of plastic water bottle waste? A trio of Spanish design stude...

These Yoga Pants Are Made From 25 Recycled Water Bottles

Posted 09.25.2013 | Style

We nearly fell out of our tree pose when we found out these ultra-adorable and totally comfortable Teeki yoga pants are made entirely from recycled bo...

10 Things You Can Do Today to Start Solving the Plastic Water Bottle Problem

Norm Schriever | Posted 08.30.2013 | Green
Norm Schriever

What can you, the regular consumer or family, do to help?

Top 20 DIY Tips To Reuse Plastic Bottles

Posted 01.24.2012 | Green

From Networx' Sayward Rebhal: Plastic grocery bags and plastic water bottles -- those disposable environmental nightmares -- have become iconic in ...

Vermont Employees Fight To Keep Their Water Coolers, Against Environmental Initiative

AP | JOHN CURRAN | Posted 09.23.2011 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. — At the state maintenance garage where Lori Girard-Pion works, the water cooler isn't a luxury. It's a necessity, especially fo...

In Preservation Effort, Italy Bans Plastic Water Bottles Along Heritage Coastline

Telegraph | Nick Squires in Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Hikers and tourists visiting one of Italy's most scenic stretches of coastline have been banned from carrying plastic bottles of water amid fears that...

What is EVIAN Spelled Backward? Don't Be That Person. Get a Bobble

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Kornbluth

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.

Our Environment, Our Health and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (AUDIO)

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau

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?

Earth Day: Cool Alternatives to Bottled Water

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jill Donenfeld

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.

"Refuse" Should Be Added To Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Refuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The problem is simply too massive to be promoting a gradual reduction in single-use disposable plastics. Every 5 minutes, 2 million plastic bottles ar...

Water Bottle Deposits To Start This Fall In NY

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Mandatory deposits on water bottles are expected to start this fall in New York, while the Paterson administration considers chan...

Desperate Bottled Water Industry Battles Trend Toward Tap (VIDEO)

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

As concerns mount over bottled water's impacts on the environment and human health, bottled water sales are beginning to dry up.

The BPA Diaries: An Introduction

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

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.

From Pink Ribbons to a Right to Know Law

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Frances Beinecke

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.