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Plastic Bottles: I Have Withdrawn From the Habit
Old 03-06-2018, 05:52 PM
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People in my family and those I work with sometimes nagged me over the years about using plastic water bottles. I used them in order to track my water intake and it was easy to grab in the morning in making sure I had enough for the day. Over the years I have cut down on the practice. I just saw a news feature on plastic in the ocean . How does all that plastic stuff get there ? The only way I can think of is cruise ship dumping. What other cause of plastic pollution in the ocean is there?


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Old 03-06-2018, 05:57 PM
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load barges with garbage and dump it in the ocean. The garbage in the ocean is a huge problem. The ocean is not an infinite resource.
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Old 03-06-2018, 06:04 PM
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And you can get shoes like mine made from recycled water bottles.
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Old 03-06-2018, 06:08 PM
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wow : dumping garbage in the ocean from load barges . I am ashamed to say I had no idea
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Old 03-06-2018, 06:08 PM
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cute amiga13! I do love re-purposing things!


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Old 03-06-2018, 06:59 PM
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They are bad for the environment and bad for you! They leach chemicals into the water. I will use them when I need to (at an event/party) but I use a glass water bottle on a day-to-day basis.
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Old 03-06-2018, 07:40 PM
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Interesting that you say that PepTeach. When I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer,the docs said most likely it was environmentally caused . A few years later my dd and I had a talk about using plastic water bottles and the chemicals released when the bottles get heated up a bit.
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:29 PM
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I had to google how trash gets into the ocean. Living surrounded by ocean I generally think of loose trash being blown to sea......here is the link. According to this it comes from storm drains, ships, and weather.

I have avoided plastic bottles since hearing about plastic leaching into your food and beverages. Also after 16 years living in a place where we had to haul our own trash to the dump made us really cut down on the trash we generate.
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:36 AM
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I make sure I get enough water by filling a large pitcher with 2L. It's marked off in 4 chunks based on my general schedule. I have it at 9 am, noon, 3 pm and then bedtime. I refill my glass from the pitcher. A bit harder to do between work and home, but you could do 1 L for home and a 1L one for school.
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:36 PM
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Plastic bottles and plastic grocery bags have been produced by the billions. It only takes a small percentage of them to be disposed of improperly to cause a big problem.


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Old 03-07-2018, 07:20 PM
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Amiga13, where did you get these?! They are so cute and I love the fact they are repurposed!
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:23 PM
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I have nothing interesting to add other than that the add on the side of my page is now for "boxed water" .

I've always been too cheap to buy plastic water bottles anyway, unless I'm out somewhere and I'm desperate. I've always used a regular water bottle so I can refill it for free!
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:13 PM
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I love my insulated stainless steel water bottles. I have three so there is always one in the fridge loaded with cold water and ready to go.
Thermos brand makes a great one!
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