Considering that in the U.S. we throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour and 86% of those are not recycled; going back to school offers a clean slate for a fresh start. Try "I will pack my own lunch and avoid disposable packaging" or "This will be the year I walk to school every time". Would you like to join kids around the globe to walk to school? 60,000 gallons of gasoline would be saved each day if just 6 percent of those who drive less than a mile would walk instead. Improve your health while you help the planet!
"The Story of Bottled Water"
Video released on March 2010 (more than 500,000 people already watched it!)
And drink Verona tap water with confidence, more than 1,000 tests prove the safety of our municipal water.
Why is bottled water waste a concern?
Bottled water vs. tap water
Hydration at its best, tap water has less than 1% of the environmental impact of bottled water. Get a reusable Eco-friendly bottle and refill it! Now that is something we can all drink to!
Back to school is a good time to evaluate priorities for school-related consumption and habits.
PVC products. Many children’s school supplies, such as lunchboxes, food wrap, backpacks and binders, are often made out of PVC. PVC is unique among plastics because it contains dangerous chemical additives such as phthalates, lead, cadmium, and/or organotins.
Children are at risk from even small exposures to these toxic chemicals. That’s why it’s important to purchase PVC free school supplies.
PVC products are often labeled with the words “vinyl” on the packaging, such as vinyl 3-ring binders. To identify PVC packaging, first look for the universal recycling symbol. If it has the number “3” inside it, or the letters “V” or “PVC” underneath it, you know the product is made out of PVC. Just remember – bad news comes in #3’s, don’t buy PVC. To be safe, choose non-plastic products whenever possible.
For more information please read this PVC-Free Guide.