P is for Plastic Bottles

Nearly 90% of plastic water bottles are not recycled, instead taking thousands of years to decompose. Buy a reusable container and fill it with tap water, a great choice for the environment, your wallet, and possibly your health. If you live in an area that has Tapit, you can easily find cafes, shops and restaurants who have agreed to make drinking water available to the general public.

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Janice D.
Past Member 5 years ago

i certainly agree with that,,Instead of buying and buying of plastic bottles why do we recycle it after we use it.So that we help minimize the plastic bottles or plastic bags in our trash and at the same time we can help save the mother earth from all those trash..

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Chloe Moll
Past Member 5 years ago

Awesome series, thanks.

Destiny S.
Sherry E.5 years ago

Mapco....The world leader in plastic bottles. 3 cases 24 bottles per case for $10.00. Monster Water. At least they named it right!!!!! It is low price..per say...and is a monster to the environment! I think a boycott of Mapco should take place!

Angelica P.
Angelica P.5 years ago

I just purchased three reusable water bottles at Costco. Three for the price of one! I choose not to buy plastic water bottles. They appeal to people because they are cheap. I see people buying them by the caseloads and I wish they would stop and think what they're doing to our planet.

Yvonne Reyes
Yvonne R.5 years ago

the animal rescue site has some really cute stainless steel water bottles at great prices and helps out a good cause!


DC Bass
DC Bass5 years ago

Let's remember plastic bags, too!!

johan l.
paul l.5 years ago

I commented on an article the other day in which I gave a number of statistics on wasted articles.
I picked this up off a Dutch web site.
One of the articles that was specifically mentioned was plastic bottles.
Do you realise that globally, we buy 2million plastic bottles every 5 MINUTES!
In airtraffic we use 60.000 plastic cups every 5 SECONDS!
Frightening isn't it?

Kayden A.
Kayden A.5 years ago

definitely the choice is to reuse your own bottle. glass is the most pleasurable to drink from in my opinion.......check out the bottles at www.symblueology.com fantastic sandblasted cobalt blue glass with flip top lids ......yes to refilling your own bottles at different places around town......excellent idea that needs to be replicated many many times!!

Anitra Smith
Anitra Smith5 years ago

A couple of weeks ago I bought my Husband and mslef BPA Free water bottles. After spending $6-$8 week per person on waer bottles. We are svaing money and keeping all of tha plastic out of our landfills. Great tip! I started a website that follows all my ventures into being green I'd love it ifou'd all check it out. fromnormaltogreen.com or fromnormaltogreen.com/blog

Mervi R.
Mervi R.5 years ago

I drink tap water, have a reusable bottle and, here in Finland most plastic bottles are recycled because there´s a refundable deposit on most of them, i.e. you get the deposit back when you return it for recycling and thsi system realyy workrs, with a bottle return rate somewhere well over 90%.