Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Everyone’s heard the adage about drinking 8 cups of water each day, but does the science actually back it up? The truth of the matter is, certain people need more and others need less, and the perfect amount of water depends on your personal routine. But don’t worry—in this post, we’ll …

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Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle Part 4: Decomposition/Breakdown Process

One of the key reasons that plastic is such a popular material used to manufacture gazillions of products, utilized in every sector and industry, is its durability. However, because plastic is so long-lasting, it takes a very long time to break down in the environment, and consequently it persists for a …

Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle Part 3: Disposal
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Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle Part 3: Disposal

Once the consumer has consumed the contents of a water bottle and relieved their thirst he or she has two choices: 1) discard the used bottle — hopefully into the trash, which will be sent to a landfill; or 2) dispose of the bottle in a recycling bin to be recycled.

Recycling

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Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle Part 2: Transportation
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Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle Part 2: Transportation

In the previous article we learned just how much natural resources are used to manufacture plastic water bottles each year. But natural resources such as oil, water and energy used in the manufacturing process is only the tip of the iceberg — a great deal of energy is used in the …

Lifecycle of a Plastic Bottle Part 1: The Manufacturing Process
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Lifecycle of a Plastic Bottle Part 1: The Manufacturing Process

All living things need water to survive, and humans are no exception. In order to fuel our thirst, we have water piped to our homes so that we can have water on tap 24/7. When we are on the go, whether it be at the office, at the gym, or out …

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