On April 22nd 2009 over a billion
people world wide will join together for Earth day. Officially
founded April 22nd 1970 by American Senator Gaylord Nelson, this
grassroots movement has encircled the globe to become the largest
secular civic event in the world.
The health of our planet is also directly tied
to our own health, it is impossible to be healthy if we live on
a dying, toxic planet.
There are numerous ways we can each help to
protect our planet and protect our health. In this newsletter I've
highlighted a few environmental and health issues, in
addition to introducing Klean Kanteen - one small
way you can make a BIG impact...
Plastics Are Forever
Do you buy water in plastic bottles?
Did you know it takes nearly 700 years
before plastic begins to decompose?
alone - 38
BILLION water bottles go into landfills and
only 23% of water bottles are ever recycled. This does not account for
all other plastics, including the scourge of the earth "plastic
bags", which end up in the landfills.
Many researchers and environmental organizations now list plastic as
the number one threat to our marine environments around the planet. In
addition, chemicals in some plastics have been linked by researchers to
a laundry list of diseases, including breast cancer, heart disease,
obesity, diabetes, liver abnormalities, and prostate cancer.
When it doesn't end up in our landfills, most plastic eventually makes
its way to our oceans, where each year millions of fish, birds, and
other animals die from plastic because they eat it or they get caught in
The United Nations Environment Program estimates that more than 13,000
pieces of plastic litter are floating in every square kilometer of the
The Surfrider Foundation estimates that more than half of the litter on
beaches is plastic.
In addition, 20 million barrels of oil are used each year to make
plastic bottles, and industrial runoff from bottling facilities include
petroleum-based substances are damaging to the environment, animal life
and human health. This all adds up to making the beverage bottled water
industry among the most environmentally destructive industries - saying
nothing about what it does to our health.
What's In Your Water Bottle?
You may be surprised to learn that 24% of the
bottled water on the market is tap water
repackaged by Coke and Pepsi (Fast Company, December, 2007)
Pepsi's best selling water, is in fact tap water - yes that is correct
tap water! And Dasani by Coke also comes from the public water
Nestle, which produces several brands, including Poland Spring,
Arrowhead, Deer Park,
Ozarka and Calistoga also uses tap water in some brands.
In 1976, the average American drank 1.6 gallons of bottled water a
year. In 2007, that number had increased to an average of 28.3 gallons
per person. (Fast Company, December, 2007)
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical, which is used
primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.
It is used in baby bottles, water bottles, medical and dental devices,
lenses, food storage containers, household electronics, compact discs
Epoxy resins containing BPA are used to coat the inside of food and
beverage cans, as well as metal water bottles not made from stainless
headlines in December 2006 when a draft report from the National
Toxicology Program's Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human
Reproduction (CERHR) was released as part of NTP-CERHR's initial review
and evaluation of BPA for the "potential for adverse effects on
reproduction or development resulting from human exposures to
substances in the environment".
following months, evidence about the adverse health effects of BPA have
continued to mount as scientists outside NTP-CERHR conducted new
studies and reviewed hundreds of previous studies linking BPA exposure
to a wide array of illness and disease, including breast cancer, heart
disease, obesity, diabetes, liver abnormalities, and prostate cancer.
legislators are trying to ban plastics containing BPA on both the state
and national level.
What you put into your
Kanteen is exactly what comes out of it. Our stainless steel reusable
bottles are non-leaching and toxin-free, making them safe and healthy
alternatives to plastic and lined metal containers.
A lightweight, re-usable,
body-friendly bottle free of bisphenol A (BPA).
- A bottle durable enough to last
- An easy-to-clean, easy-to-carry
beverage container for people of all ages.
- A bottle that keeps drinks
fresh and clean-tasting no matter how many times you refill it.
- A simple design engineered for
function in every way.
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Save Hundreds Of Dollars Each Year
Klean Kanteen can also help
you to save hundreds of dollars each year. Instead of buying water
in individual bottles, consider using your own filltered tap
water. Or you can purchase water in large containers and fill your
If you give
your children juice in individual containers by buying in bulk and
filling their Kanteen you will help protect
the environment and save your dollars.
wide bottle opening accomodates ice cubes making the Klean
kanteen a perfect solution for making your own ice tea or your
favorate iced beverage, saving you money buying from the store or
We would love to hear from you! If you would like to speak
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