Banning Plastic Water Bottles [Infographics]

You may not think twice about picking up a plastic water bottle at the airport or a concert venue and then tossing it in the recycling bin whenever you finish hydrating. After all, plastic water bottles are easy to use and accessible—you can find them pretty much anywhere you go.

But all this convenience comes at a major price for the environment on which we all rely. Single-use plastics (such as plastic water bottles) add to our landfills, pollute our oceans, and cause untold devastation to wildlife and the environment as a whole. What’s more, plastic water bottle production contributes to climate change.

The good news? There’s a straightforward solution to the plastic water bottle conundrum. We simply need to use less of them. Plastic water bottle bans in cities, states, and entire countries have made major strides, as well as people converting to reusable bottles.

Take a closer look at plastic water bottle use around the world plus why it’s so important to ban the bottle.

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Nalgene Water Bottles & Reverb help “Green” Live Music Events

Nalgene Water Bottles IMG by Kyle LeBoeuf
Nalgene Water Bottles
IMG by Kyle LeBoeuf on Flickr

Extract from “Nalgene Water Bottles Team up with REVERB to Help “Green” Live Music Events Nationwide” article Originally Published on Business Wire

A series of live music events—including tours by Dave Matthews Band, Phish and Barenaked Ladies—will pair Earth-conscious concertgoers with the premier reusable water bottle to encourage fans to take positive action for the planet.

To address the huge amount of disposable water bottle waste created at concerts, Nalgene Outdoor Products, maker of reusable water bottles and food storage containers, and REVERB, a non-profit organization that creates and executes ‘green’ programs at rock concerts to reduce environmental waste, have teamed up to provide reusable water bottles to music fans during the 2015 summer and fall live music season.

“Nalgene reusable bottles are a natural fit for a tour greening partner,” explains Adam Gardner, guitarist for Guster and co-director of REVERB. “They directly help us reduce the environmental footprint of concerts in a way that fans appreciate.”

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