Rain drops water harvesting:
Back in 2008, Evan Gant won the Gold Award in the Design for Poverty contest for his concept of the Rain Drops water harvesting system. The innovation is a connector that allows people to attach regular plastic bottles to their downspouts and collect the rainwater that runs from the guttering.
Although the water is not ideal for drinking its perfect for other home uses like doing laundry and washing up. And it’s much more affordable and uses less space than typical rainwater storage units.
Italians line up for Sparkling Water on Tap
Italians are some of the biggest consumers of bottled water in Europe. The average Italian family spends between $350 – $700 dollars per year on still and sparkling water to cater to the tastes of family members and guests, according to The Christian Science Monitor.
That’s changed since the economic slowdown. Many families stopped buying still bottled water to save money. But those who preferred sparkling had no choice – that is until the city council started providing sparkling water on tap.
This could be the best tap water ever!!!
Since the late 19th century when Danish Scientist Carl Lange tested the element on Manic patients, Lithium has been used to treat Depression, Bi-Polar disorder, and Trigeminal autonomic cephalgias “cluster headaches.” When used in small doses, Li acts as a mood stabilizer and increases the quality of life for many users.
The Britsh Journal of Physiotherapy has been conducting a study of the area’s (Oita, Japan) tap water since the mid 1980s and just released data that suggests the 0.7 to 59 micrograms of Lithium per liter of water has signficantly effected the community’s emotional health. And scientist are now exploring the idea of adding small amounts of Lithium to tap water.
How green is my bottle?
One stainless steel bottle is obviously much worse than one plastic bottle. Producing that 300-gram stainless steel bottle requires seven times as much fossil fuel, releases 14 times more greenhouse gases, demands the extraction of hundreds of times more metal resources and causes hundreds of times more toxic risk to people and ecosystems than making a 32-gram plastic bottle. If you’re planning to take only one drink in your life, buy plastic.
But chances are buying that stainless steel bottle will prevent you from using and then throwing away countless plastic bottles. And think of the harm done to the environment by making more and more plastic — the electricity needed to form polyethylene terephthalate resin into bottles, the fossils fuels burned to produce this electricity, the energy used and emissions released from mining the coal and converting crude oil to fuel, and on and on. What it comes down to is this: if your stainless steel bottle takes the place of 50 plastic bottles, the climate is better off, and if it gets used 500 times, it beats plastic in all the environment-impact categories studied in a life cycle assessment.
The water bottle that (kind of) defined a generation…is really a killer.
Last year, toxic plastic struck close to home. In April 2008, the FDA deemed Nalgene water bottles—those awesome, never-break, never-leak containers you had come to depend on—as unsafe for use, due to dangerous levels of toxicity in the plastic. Durability, in other words, came at a higher price than ten bucks.
Convert them into solar lanterns:
Make your own toothbrush holder:
Use for a flower vase:
Fashion a hot water bottle:
Handy picnic weights:
Convenience is Bottled Water’s Biggest appeal
When you’re thirsty on the go, the common response is to buy bottled water at the local corner store. And people still seem to be buying even during tough economic times. But drinking tap can be just as convenient if you know where to find free water on the go.
Art to Inspire You to drink tap water
Lastly Just a website about Bottled Water, called Tapppening
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