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Why Should You Drink from a Glass Water Bottle?

Do you know why you should drink from glass water bottles? It’s not because Gisele Bundchen does. It’s because drinking out of reusable glass, as opposed to plastic, can benefit both you and the environment. Find out how as you read on. How Does Drinking from Glass Benefit the Environment? Plastics and other disposable materials have revolutionized the way we live. Unfortunately, the convenience of using something once and then throwing it away has a pretty significant downside. For starters, roughly 2.7 million tons of plastic is used every year to manufacture disposable drinking bottles. And, since only about 1% of all plastic gets recycled, the remaining bottles end up in landfills. In the US alone, consumers purchase about 29.8...

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Why is BPA Bad for You?

BPA (bisphenol A) is a widely-used industrial chemical, often used in the production of plastics. Like many chemicals though, just because it’s widelyused doesn’t mean it’s safe. As a matter of fact, Kourtney Kardashian won’t eat off of plastic plates or drink from plastic glasses at all, opting for stainless steel instead. Below is a breakdown of what BPA is and why you should avoid it from purifyou®. What is BPA, Exactly? As mentioned above, BPA is a chemical that is added to a wide variety of consumer products, including food containers, plastic dinnerware, and hygiene products. It was first discovered in the 1890s, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that researchers learned it could be mixed with other chemicals to...

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What Other Purposes Can Mesh Bags Serve?

The practice of sustainable living is on the rise nationwide. Reducing demand on natural resources by replacing what is used is not only popular—it’s necessary. To the best of our abilities this practice must become a way of life if we are to preserve our natural resources. That can mean many things. Choosing not to consume a product that adds to the destruction of our planet or is dangerous to animals is one such way we can promote sustainability. Actress Rosario Dawson is also a producer, comic book writer, singer, and political activist. She is also a sustainable fashion designer through her sustainable fashion brand Vos. As co-Founder she focuses on bringing people closer to what they wear. The rise...

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Why Are Plastic Water Bottles a Bad Idea?

It’s true—plastic water bottles are a bad idea all the way around. Even though the FDA has put a stamp of approval on drinking out of plastic water bottles, that doesn’t mean they are entirely safe—for humans or the environment, especially if you reuse them. That you should never do! Why Should You Not Reuse Water Bottles? It’s tempting, we know. You think you’re doing something good for the environment by reusing water bottles a few or more times. You might be using fewer bottles but the harm you do to your health is not worth it. Better not to use them at all. If you must use them in certain circumstances, the reason you should throw away the plastic...

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Plastic Bags: How Do They Affect Our Environment?

Gisele Bündchen once said, "The environment has always been my passion. Mother Earth is our fundamental life-support system, and by becoming aware and responsible now, we can assist in preserving the planet.” She was right. One of the ways in which we’ve been seriously damaging the environment is with our overuse of plastic bags. How do Plastic Bags Harm Wildlife? Plastic bags harm both terrestrial and marine wildlife in numerous ways, not the least of which being that the bags are often eaten by animals. Cows, for example, often die when they eat plastic bags that make their way into the cows’ grazing area. When animals eat plastic bags, they can suffer from intestinal obstruction, or they’re killed from chemicals...

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