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Proibição de canudos de plástico

Bem, isso foi uma perda de tempo não era? Use canudos de papel em vez de beber sua água de uma garrafa de plástico. Não há dinheiro em palhetas, mas não há muito dinheiro na venda de água em garrafas de plástico. Alguém acha seriamente que haverá uma proibição de água a partir de garrafas de plástico> De jeito nenhum, qual é a alternativa? garrafas de papel? All my life I have drunk tap water from all over Australia and overseas. Yes even in India without any ill effects. Some with sensitive stomachs might suffer Bali Belly but you wont die from it. Tap water is far better for you anyway. Lets look at the issue of bottled water. The main problem is the plastic itself, toxins leech into the water. Leeching toxins? Isn’t that why we don’t want plastic straws because they leech into the environment? So where do most of these empty bottles end up? Landfill, and guess who are the worst offenders, the health nut greenies Same with your soda bottles. At AIM we will look at getting rid of all plastic bottles.

7 Reasons To Never Drink Bottled Water Again

As a water-lover and expert on global water ethics, I see H2O everywhere: waterfalls and lakes, drought and flood, sparkling, still, bottled, tap, from a well, in the surf, behind a dam, in plastic, in glass, from the cooler at yoga class, with or without ice.

How we drink our water shows us what kind of society we are. I want my body and my society to reflect sustainable values, so I only drink disposable, plastic bottled water if there is absolutely no alternative. If I were in a truly extreme situation—say, a cholera epidemic, an area without reliable water supply, or a desert, for example—then I would drink bottled water. Happily, most of us are not in those situations. And wonderful alternatives are easily available.

Sound extreme? It’s not, when you consider these 7 truths about bottled water. Leia, and become a healthier person, a smarter consumer, and a global citizen!

1. Plastic bottles are not sustainable, no matter what we’ve been told.

Using vast quantities of fossil fuels and water, these bottles are manufactured, filled, and shipped around the globe. (Not a good carbon footprint!) Neither are bottles biodegradable in any meaningful way: what you drink in a few minutes can stick around for a thousand years.

Even with recycling efforts, 6 out of 7 plastic bottles consumed in the U.S. are “downcycled”—sent somewhere out of sight and out of mind where, for the next millennia, toxins from degrading plastic containers can leach into watersheds and soil. That’s just not something we need to give to global neighbors and future generations.

2. Some bottled water is glorified tap water at 10,000 times the cost.

The label on your bottled water may depict a peaceful mountain stream, but that doesn’t mean the water inside is pure and pristine.

Only some bottled water comes from springs or groundwater sources. It turns out that approximately 25% of bottled water is sourced fromthe tap. Sure, some companies filter or radiate the tap water with ultraviolet light before selling it to you at several thousand times the cost of municipal tap water. (Examples include Aquafina, Dasani, and many other brands.)

Além disso, studies show that bottled water samples can contain phthalates, mold, microbes, benzene, trihalomethanes, even arsenic. And only recently did the FDA start regulating bottled water for E. Coli, thanks to advocacy by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Upshot: bottled water markup is extreme. Health standards are often a wash and may even favour tap water. (If you’re concerned about municipal water supply and want to know more, check out this helpful resource, which can help you learn about your municipal water supply and decide if filtration or purification is right for you.)

3. Many bottled waters contain toxins, even if they’ve nixed BPA.

Plastic isn’t just bad for the planet (see #1). It’s not good for you, either.

Bottled water companies increasingly use BPA-free plastic, but laced into plastic bottles are other chemicals that can seep out if bottles are exposed to heat or sit around for a long time. Some of these chemicals are possible endocrine disruptors. No one knows for sure what the health outcomes are. Do you really want your body to undergo that experiment?

4. Fashion, foodies, and sustainable cities are taking back the tap.

New York City’s Fashion Week, Chez Panisse, the city of San Francisco and Grand Canyon National Park have all reduced or eliminated bottled water! AVEDA teamed up with New York’s Department of Environmental Protection during Fashion Week 2010 to provide free drinking fountains on the streets of New York.

5. Local water is the new complement to local, organic food.

Local food is everywhere these days: CSAs, farmers markets, farm-to-table dining. That local food is grown and cooked with … local water! It’s the invisible part of the sustainable, healthy food you eat.

assim, locavores, it’s time to get your hydrophilia on and appreciate your water supply just as much as you do your CSA. Shouldn’t we care for and support our water sources like we support healthy, orgânico, local farms?

6. There ARE gorgeous alternatives for on-the-go hydrophiles!

Choose a durable, re-useable water bottle (BPA-free or, even better, stainless steel) in whatever size or shape and design you like. I think of it as an accessory: at my most recent job interview, a team member commented on my green, reusable water bottle. (I got the job.)

For home, try the new, limited edition Soma water carafe and filter. It’s a sleek, garrafa de vidro com o primeiro-filtro totalmente biodegradável (feito de coco conchas-stupendously legal), com um novo filtro enviada automaticamente a cada 60 dias. Como um trabalho pai profissional e com um olho para o projeto, eu amo isto. Para aqueles que querem um sistema de filtração de pia, check out this helpful resource from Food & Water Watch. E para viciados em água com gás (como eu), I highly recommend Soda Stream.

7. A mudança é simples e faz uma diferença real!

Quando você abandonar garrafas de água descartáveis, você a economizar dinheiro, viver mais saudável, e participar de um movimento de sustentabilidade global. Mais, é fácil. E você vai economizar dinheiro.

sim, você precisa dar o primeiro passo de comprar a sua garrafa reutilizável, e, em seguida, lembre-se que quando você correr para fora da porta. Mas se “chaves, carteira, esteira de ioga”estão na sua lista mental de qualquer maneira, o que é mais um item que poupa dinheiro e protege o planeta?

Se depois de seis meses, você ainda anseiam água de Fiji, então eu sugiro o seguinte: pegar o dinheiro que você salvou sorvendo estrategicamente. Mime-se com umas férias em, bem, Fiji-onde você pode hidratar, surfar, relaxar, e celebrar o fato de que você é uma parte incrível da solução.


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