March 13, 2014
Many BPA-free plastics are just as bad for us as the BPA-laden (byphenol A) kind, and in some cases, are possibly worse, according to research by neurobiology professor George Bittner and his team at CertiChem...
But, the looming question is: what should be used instead?
I have one Lifefactory glass bottle with a flip cap that I like a lot. The sleeve gives you a good grip on the bottle and the flip top with the carrying handle is definitely an improvement over the plain bottle which has a very wide mouth and led me to spill water, typically on my clothes while drinking.
March 12, 2014
March 5, 2014
Thousands of runners, cyclists, walkers, commuters, and tourists pass by or over the Golden Gate Bridge every single day. To help cut down on plastic waste, reusable glass bottle provider Lifefactory teamed up with both the National Park Service and Globaltap to install a reusable bottle filling station at the Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion in San Francisco. Combined with the proposed ban on the sale of plastic water bottles in the city, San Francisco would be the first major metropolis to take the brave plunge in reducing their environmental impact.
The Golden Gate Bridge is part of the larger U.S. National Park Service, where plastic bottles represent 1/3 to 1/2 the trash left by visitors, creating both an ecological and financial burden. Since 2011, the National Park Service has moved to implement disposable plastic water bottle recycling and reduction programs, with the option for total elimination of sales where refilling stations are feasible, such as the one above.
The new San Francisco water fountain/bottle filling station unit is located on the southeast side of the bridge at the Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion adjacent to the Visitor Center and Gift Shop. Next time you head out on that ride, walk, or run near the Golden Gate Bridge, bring your reusable bottle and fill up with some great tasting Hetch Hetchy water.
March 5, 2014
Sausalito-based reusable glass water bottle provider Lifefactory and the National Park Service helped kick of the official opening of a reusable bottle filling station at the Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion last week.
Representatives from Lifefactory, Globaltap, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area helped kick off the official opening of the new filling station in advance the summer tourist seasons, according to Lifefactory co-founder Daren Joy.
“The San Francisco Bay Area has always led the nation in environmental action and what better place to address the problem of disposable plastic water bottles than at the entryway to the Golden Gate Bridge,” Joy said. “This truly was a collaborative effort and we’re honored to donate this filling station.”
March 3, 2014
At Biscayne in South Florida, two water bottle filling stations are being installed at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center to provide clean, filtered water in a convenient and environmentally friendly way, to park visitors. One filling station opened last week on the lower floor of the visitor center...
Meanwhile, at Golden Gate in California, a ceremony was held last week to mark the installation of a Lifefactory GLOBALTAP filling station and water fountain at the Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion in San Francisco. The station is intended to help limit the use of disposable plastic water bottles.