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University of Georgia offers refilling stations for reusable water bottles

Article: University of Georgia offers refilling stations for reusable water bottles

We greenies just love our reusable water bottles… with good reason: bottled water provides little benefit at a high price, and creates a ton of waste (only 20% of which gets recycled). Refilling those bottles on the go can be a challenge, though. Sure, you can use a water fountain, but they’re designed for direct drinking… so refilling a bottle can be a slow process.

The Ecology Club and Office of Sustainability at the University of Georgia have addressed this problem head on with the installation of three water bottle filling stations in the Odum School of Ecology building.

Canada to Ban Bisphenol A in Baby Bottles, U.S. Urged to Follow

Article: Canada to Ban Bisphenol A in Baby Bottles, U.S. Urged to Follow

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, October 21, 2008 (ENS) – The Government of Canada led by Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, newly re-elected last week, will immediately draft the world’s first regulations to prohibit the importation, sale and advertising of plastic baby bottles that contain the chemical bisphenol A. The government also will take action to limit…

Hot Liquids Release Harmful Chemical from Plastic Bottles

Article: Hot Liquids Release Harmful Chemical from Plastic Bottles

CINNCINNATI, Ohio, January 30, 2008 (ENS) – The clear, colorful plastic bottles often used by athletes and hikers to carry liquids release a chemical known to disrupt hormone function if the liquids they contain are hot, new research has confirmed. The endocrine disrupting chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, is released when polycarbonate plastic is exposed to…