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  • DROP IT BUSINESS BREAKFAST: Private tour of The Sustainable City

    This 13th of November, Drop it started its ongoing series of members only Business Breakfasts, with a private presentation and tour of The Sustainable City.
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  • DROP IT MEMBER CASE STUDY: Omnicom Media Group

    By saving 960 5-gallon bottles and over 181,000 500-ml bottles from landfill each year, Omnicom Media Group saves at least 16 tonnes of CO2 each year, only taking into account the plastic bottle production (no transport or other supply-chain logistics).
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  • Top 5 Reasons to Choose Filters Over Bottled Water

    If you're concerned about contaminants in the tap water you drink every day, you're not alone. We all deserve to know what we'll be putting in our bodies when we turn on the tap. This is one of the reasons why EWG created its Tap Water Database in the first place. But if you want safer water for yourself and your family, bottled water isn't the solution - not for your pocketbook, not for your health and certainly not for our planet. Your best option for cleaner, healthier drinking water on the go is filtered tap water and a reusable glass or stainless steel container. As we say here at EWG, know your water, pick the best filter and choose a BPA-free container. Here are five reasons why you should say no to bottled water and choose filtered instead.
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  • Why You Should Switch From Drinking Water From a Bottle To a Can Today

    Discarded plastic bottles are polluting our oceans and killing marine life. Could a simple idea to put water in recyclable cans called CanO Water be the solution? By Mike Peake for TheEthicalist.com


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  • New Research Shows Plastic Fibers in Drinking Water

    83 percent of drinking water samples worldwide tested positive for microscopic plastic fibers.

    Tiny plastic fibers or “microfibers” have been found in the far corners of the world – in the oceans, in remote lakes and rivers, in fish, salt, and honey, and in the air we breathe. But until now one research area – our drinking water – remained unexamined.

    According to new research published today by Orb Media, tap water and plastic bottled water in cities on five continents is contaminated with microscopic plastic fibers.Scientists say they don’t know how these fibers reach household taps, or what their health risks might be, but experts suspect plastic fibers may transfer toxic chemicals when consumed by animals and humans.


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  • We're Now At A Million Plastic Bottles Per Minute...91% Of Which Are Not Recycled

    Several recent reports indicate the dire global situation associated with the world's plastic use. Two statistics jump out immediately. One, that globally humans buy a million plastic bottles per minute. The second, 91% of all plastic is not recycled. On top of that, it is estimated that over half a trillion plastic bottles will be sold in 2020.

    This presents an overwhelming challenge in responding to an exponential increase in recyclable yet un-recycled products.


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  • Kenya brings in world's toughest plastic bag ban: four years jail or $40,000 fine

    Producing, selling and using plastic bags becomes illegal as officials say they want to target manufacturers and sellers first


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  • Every single piece of plastic ever made still exists. Here is the story.

    From the moment we wake up in the morning and brush our teeth, to when we watch TV at the end of the day, plastic is all around us. So much so that it can be hard to imagine leaving the supermarket without at least one item that isn’t in a plastic container.

    It hasn't always been like this. In fact, there are people alive today that were born in an almost plastic-free world. Imagine going to the beach and not finding a single piece of washed up plastic trash.

    What, in the course of history, caused such a change?


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  • 'Straws' film reveals how the straw in your drink is hurting the world

    More than half a million straws are thrown away daily in the U.S [only]. These get blown and washed into oceans and rivers, where animals mistake them for food.


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  • Drop It members save 27 tons of CO2 emissions within the initiative's first year

    Launched last May 2016, the Drop it campaign counts 12 corporate members, and is estimated to have directly affected 861 UAE residents. By switching to filtered tap water, Drop it members saved 225,347 small plastic bottles and 4,446 5-gallon plastic bottles from landfills, and ultimately, from oceans. This World Oceans Day, we take a look back on our own achievements


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