Water Bottles

Week 5

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Water Bottles


Boy oh boy, plastic water bottles. Where do I begin? The US alone consumes 1,500 plastic water bottles every second and 38 billion end up in a landfill every year. Globally, humans buy 1,000,000 plastic bottles per minute. Read more →

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How to Make Your Own Reusable Water Bottle


Why buy a reusable water bottle when you can make one from a glass jar or bottle you already have? In this tutorial, I'll teach you how to upcycle any glass jar or bottle by removing the label and the odor. You can stop right there or continue learning how to personalize it with a little etching. Read more →

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Comparing 5 Different Reusable Water Bottles


There are hundreds of reusable water bottle options out there, so to help you decide which material is best for you, I've made a list of pros and cons for each. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Read more →

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Letter of the Week: Requesting a Plastic Bottle Ban


This week, while researching single-use plastic water bottles, I got so overwhelmed by the magnitude of this global problem that I began to question the point of writing a single letter. I began to feel like it was a waste of time and wondered how one person could make much of a difference. Right when I started convincing myself to dismiss this whole "Letter of the Week" idea, I found an article about a recently voted-on water bottle ban in Falmouth, MA. On September 14, 2020, a Town Meeting banned the commercial sale of single-use plastic water bottles in Falmouth effective September 1, 2021. Every article I found references a petition started by one woman, Christine Kircun of Sidewinder Road in East Falmouth. Apparently, one person writing one letter can make a difference after all. Read more →