Today is Blog Action Day 2010, and bloggers around the world are coming together to post about the importance of clean water. One easy way to conserve water and energy is to quit the bottled stuff: Treehugger notes that “The US, Mexico and China lead the world in bottled water consumption, with people in the US drinking an average of 200 bottles of water per person each year. Over 17 million barrels of oil are needed to manufacture those water bottles, 86 percent of which will never be recycled.” Here are our favorite products to help you kick the bottled water habit:
This bottle is created in partnership with SHFT and Shepard Fairey’s Studio No. 1, and 10% of the proceeds go to water.org,
an organization that helps provide safe drinking water and sanitation
to people in developing countries. You should also check out
water.org’s limited edition CamelBak Better Bottle: 100% of the profits support the organization’s work.
In addition to filtering water, this pitcher also lets you use sugar- and calorie-free “flavor cartridges” in raspberry, grape, strawberry, and lemon–so you can make your own flavored H20.
Take the (at least) $20 you’ll save on giving up the bottled
stuff and use it to send an e-card instead: Each $20 card can give a
person clean drinking water for 20 years, while a $100 card provides
water for a family of five.
Platypus SoftBottle, $7.95-$12.95
When not in use, this water bottle rolls up, making it easy to stash away in a purse or backpack.
What’s your favorite gear for kicking the bottled water habit?