30 Day Zero Waste Challenge


We’re ticking off the Big Four with our first few days of this 30-Day Challenge. Great job everyone! Don’t forget to share these posts and invite friends to the party over here! Keep posting, too. There some great ideas showing up in the discussion for future challenges.
Another Great Story of Stuff Video – This one on plastic bottles:
From the wonderful Kathryn Kellogg (lots of great links in her post):
“Plastic water bottles are great for times of crisis. They’re not so great if you have access to clean drinking water. 50 Billion plastic water bottles are consumed and disposed of each year. Since the recycling ban, none of these water bottles are recycled. Plastic in the ocean is piling up. 8 million tons of plastic is dumped in the ocean annually. We have to move away from this disposable, convenience based culture we’ve created. We’ve all become so busy, that we don’t have time to fill up a water bottle? I know a lot of people don’t particularly care for the taste of the tap water, and my suggestion is filtering it. Read this post if you’re looking for a plastic-free way of filtering water. If you’re always running late, and want to grab a bottle and go, buy a set of water bottles* and keep them in the fridge. You’ll always have cold, filtered water ready to go. My favorite reusable bottles are glass and stainless steel* because they both have 100% recycle rate without loss of quality. If I have a small handbag, I like to slip in a stainless flask full of water. However, you might get some funny looks.”
More here:
Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani contains tiny plastic particles — here’s what that does to your body

Quote of the Day:

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates