"Talking Dirty News" - Queen of Green, Barbara Loraine

Stop Plastic

No Disposable Plastic Water Bottles

by Barbara Loraine

  • 88585114.thbThirty billion plastic water bottles are thrown away each year.
  • More than half of them end up in the land fill where it take about 1,000 years to decompose.
  • It takes about 1.5 million barrels of oil to produce all that plastic in the first place.
  • Most plastic bottles contain BPAs (bisphenol A), which is endocrine disruptor linked to cancer, neurological issues, diabetes, reproductive issues and more)

Filter water & use a reusable bottle.
This is one of the Easiest Things You Can do to Stop Waste & Avoid Toxins

THERE ARE MANY PORTABLE OPTIONS FOR FILTERING WATER 

Brita
Pur
Instapure

There are many other water filters for at the faucet or for whole house filtration; do a Google search.

REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES

Bottles are an investment, so like other pricey items, be careful not to misplace them.
You’ll need at least two bottles per person in your household.

There are four types of bottles or glasses:  BPA-free Plastic, Stainless Steel, Thermos, or Ceramic

  • BPA-free plastic is better than regular plastic, but the safer choice is stainless steel.
  • Stainless steel is a good choice; look for label that says #304 or 18/8 to indicate food grade stainless steel.
  • Thermos-type aluminum or plastic bottles are often lined in glass (to prevent risk of Alzheimer from aluminum), so those are okay, but so high priced that you might as well buy stainless streel.  If Aluminum bottles are lined in plastic, it  might be dangerous BPA plastic.
  • Ceramic glasses are usually meant for coffee, but they can be used for water.  However, they are breakable.

Learn more about plastic in the environment.