Sunday, May 13, 2007

Kick the Plastic Water Bottle Habit

Our waste hauler, Marin Sanitary, recently printed the following reminder in their newsletter regarding the need to reduce the number of water bottles in our waste stream. It is something we all might easily overlook in our desire to reduce waste, so I thought I'd share it here to get the word out.

A movement to eradicate plastic water bottles is making its way around the Bay Area. The City of San Francisco recently decided to eliminate bottled water in all county offices, electing to purchase water filters instead. Other cities are considering similar action to reduce plastic pollution.

You too can join the movement. Stop buying bottled water and consider a water filter for your home or office. Local Marin retailers want to help you. If you mention the Marin Sanitary newsletter article at Green Fusion Design Center in San Anselmo or at U.S. Pure Water-The Water Store in Greenbrae, they will give you a 10% discount on any drinking water system. The Water Store will also give you 10% off of a stainless steel Kleen Kanteen.

Kicking the plastic bottle habit will benefit your health, the environment, and save you money in the long run.