Something to think about

3 06 2009

Here is an interesting article from treehugger.com

A World of Reasons to Ditch Bottled Water  by Union of Concerned Scientists on 7.9.07 

Bottled water manufacturers’ encourage the perception that their products are purer and safer than tap water. Bottled water can cost up to 10,000 times more per gallon than tap water. But the reality is that tap water is actually held to more stringent quality standards than bottled water, and some brands of bottled water are just tap water in disguise. What’s more, our increasing consumption of bottled water—more than 22 gallons per U.S. citizen in 2004 according to the Earth Policy Institute—fuels an unsustainable industry that takes a heavy toll on the environment.

Approximately 1.5 million barrels of oil—enough to run 100,000 cars for a whole year—are used to make plastic water bottles, while transporting these bottles burns even more oil. The growth in bottled water production has increased water extraction in areas near bottling plants, leading to water shortages that affect nearby consumers and farmers. In addition to the millions of gallons of water used in the plastic-making process, two gallons of water are wasted in the purification process for every gallon that goes into the bottles. Nearly 90 percent of water bottles are not recycled and wind up in landfills where it takes thousands of years for the plastic to decompose.

So the next time you feel thirsty, forgo the bottle and turn to the tap. Because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for tap water are more stringent than the Food and Drug Administration’s standards for bottled water, you’ll be drinking water that is just as safe as, or safer than, bottled. If, however, you don’t like the taste of your tap water or are unsure of its quality, you can buy a filter pitcher or install an inexpensive faucet filter to remove trace chemicals and bacteria. If you will be away from home, fill a reusable bottle from your tap and refill it along the way; travel bottles with built-in filters are also available.

All the more reason to use your Green Bottle everyday!

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Green Spring Cleaning

20 05 2009

Spring has sprung!  Unfortunately, along with spring also comes spring cleaning. This year, clean your home with products that are safe for the environment (and your wallet). It is not necessary to spend a lot of money on harsh, chemical cleaners. You can use simple, natural ingredients to make your home shine!

Three great ingredients to have on hand are lemons, baking soda and white vinegar.

Lemons are effective against many household bacteria. Baking soda is a great deodorizer and cleaner and wonderful for making a cleaning paste. Vinegar is a good grease cutter, mildew remover and all purpose cleaner.

-To easily clean your garbage disposal, cut half a lemon into pieces and run them through the disposal. The lemons will clean the disposal and leave your kitchen with a fresh scent!

-You can use household baking soda as a carpet deodorizer. Sprinkle it on your carpet before you vacuum for added freshness.

Do you have any natural cleaning tips you would like to share? Please leave them in the comments section. Thanks!

*Before applying any cleaning solutions, always spot test a small area if possible.





The Green Bottle Fundraiser Program

12 05 2009

Do you need to raise money for your school, sorority/fraternity, charity, sports team or group?  Are you looking for a refreshing alternative to pizza, wrapping paper, candy, cookie dough or other existing fundraisers? The Green Bottle fundraising program is for YOU! The Green Bottle is a profitable, healthy, reusable and eco-friendly product that your group will enjoy selling. The Green Bottle appeals to all ages and truly makes a difference in all of our lives.

Green Bottle offers you a substantial profit margin. With no up front investment, we will provide you with a customized fundraiser kit that will make your fundraiser truly effortless.

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We would be happy to help you set up a fundraiser. Please contact our fundraising department for more information at 1-866-974-6333 or email fundraising@puresimpleproducts.com

-J

*Green tip of the day: Conserve water by turning off your tap while brushing your teeth or shaving. You can save up to 8 gallons of water a day!





“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow”

11 05 2009

Greetings from your friends at The Green Bottle! I’m Jess, your new blog master. We’ve been quite busy at the Green Bottle headquarters working on many exciting things!  I hope to be blogging quite frequently. Please continue to check The Green Bottle blog for announcements, contests, happenings and tips for living green.

Spring is here! Could there be a more perfect time to introduce some new Green Bottle designs? Please check them out. These new bottles are slated to arrive this week.

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-J





Green Valentines

9 02 2009

There’s a lot of options for people who want to give out unique valentine’s this year, but what about those who want to be unique and green?

Giving paper cards on valentine’s day has been a habitual activity for generations. Think of all that wasted paper that will be lining trash cans and recycling bins on February 15th.

This year, give your significant other something else. With a Green Bottle™ you can show how much you care about them and the environment.

Check out our website to see all 16 unique designs. There’s something perfect for everyone.

And don’t forget to enter our monthly contest to win a free Green Bottle of your choice!





Green Bottle Blog Contest

30 01 2009

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Want a chance to win a free Green Bottle? All you have to do is post a comment below about what you do to help the environment.

A winner will be selected and announced at the end of February using a random number generator. Comments will be assigned a number value in the order they are received so make sure you leave us your email address so we can contact you!

What are some things you can do to help the environment?

Share with us what you do to help the environment for a chance to win a free Green Bottle!

-Julie





What is a Green Bottle?

29 01 2009

River Green Bottles

Pure & Simple Solutions, L.L.C. has introduced a new line of eco-friendly, stainless steel replacement water bottles that are making a splash with retailers and consumers alike! The Green Bottle™ is not just another sports water bottle.

The Green Bottle™ was designed as a solution to the problems caused by the massive worldwide use of disposable plastic water bottles. In the USA alone, we waste nearly 2.5 million plastic water bottles per day. These plastic water bottles are leeching harmful chemicals into our drinking water and causing a massive disposal problem in our landfills. Additionally the Green Bottle™ is a perfect replacement for those plastic sports bottles that may contain BPA.

The Green Bottle™ offers an affordable and quality alternative to those who are conscious about their health and our environment. Each time you refill your Green Bottle™ you are being pro-active about your health and our environment!

Every Green Bottle™ is made of 18/8, food grade stainless steel and is completely BPA Free!

Green Bottle™ is available in both 20oz/600ml and 25oz/750ml wide mouth and offers 16 unique designs. Many new designs coming soon!

The Green Bottle™ parent company Pure & Simple Solutions, L.L.C. made a decision early on in the design and manufacturing process for the Green Bottle™ to produce the highest quality, safest replacement water bottle at a much more reasonable retail price than currently being offered in the market place. This design and pricing makes Green Bottle™ the obvious, more affordable green choice to those who want to change their lifestyle!

Green Bottle™ has also partnered with 1% for the Planet and has committed to donate a minimum of 1% of all proceeds to non-profit institutions that help protect and maintain our environment and our planet!

If you have more questions about Green Bottle™ please contact us!