I'm lucky to live in an area in California where our trash and recyclables are actually sorted for us once picked up, so everything can just be thrown in one trash can. One less thing for my family to do and another step to going more green...check! If your city doesn't have such a program, I hope that recycling is something that you're implementing already into your family's routine, or you're finding ways to reuse recyclables around your home (check out Pinterest for plenty of ideas!). There are plenty of reasons to recycle, and even more when you consider the long term impact that growing landfills have on our environment. Recycling is one of the easiest and most beneficial ways we can all help the environment. Today I'd like to focus on recycling plastic water bottles and Arrowhead's mission to bring awareness to California's recycling problem in particular.
If you're a regular reader of my blog that you know I prefer drinking filtered water from reusable glass or stainless steel. However, there are rare occasions that bottled water is convenient or necessary for even my family, and I realize that not every one of my readers is as far into their green/organic/natural journey as I am (if at all).
With the new Arrowhead ReBorn™ Bottle that's made from 50% recycled plastic, and that's also recyclable, we now have a better option when those times come up. Even though a plastic bottle may say “100% recycleABLE”, this does not mean it's actually made with recyclED plastic. It just means it CAN BE recycled once you're done with it. In fact, most plastic beverage containers are not made of recycled plastic at all, but with PET plastic which has been the industry standard for decades. Times are changing though and companies like Arrowhead are using this recycled PET (rPET). However, due to the limited supply of high quality recycled plastic that comes in, we need your help in recycling so companies like Arrowhead® 100% Mountain Spring Water can use more rPET in their water bottles! This awesome infographic tells it all:
The fact that in California alone we are not recycling that much plastic is pretty disheartening. 2.8 Billion plastic bottles ended up in California landfills in 2011?! That's just incredibly sad to me!
This isn’t Arrowhead’s first environmental initiative. In fact, Arrowhead has a long history of treating Mother Nature right and showing their commitment to the environment. From preserving and protecting their carefully selected natural spring sources (and acres surrounding them) to sustainable sourcing of their waters, from LEED certified facilities to utilizing wind turbines for renewable energy, and constantly improving packaging. The list goes on, just like the recyclability of the new ReBorn™ bottles.
Arrowhead’s ReBorn™ Bottle can be recycled again and again, so there is no end to its usefulness. The ReBorn™ Bottle is proof that recycling works, but for it to continue, we all have to do our part. I hope you will join Arrowhead in their mission to encourage more recycling by "liking" them on Facebook, and by viewing the short video, “Recycling Is A Beautiful Thing” to learn more!
Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Arrowhead Waters. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours.