September 13, 2010: The truth about bottled water and what you can do about it. Drew McGowan from Brita fills us in with advice on how you can help the planet while helping your wallet. Did you study? Our first pop quiz?and it’s hard. Can you keep up with the high school students of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl? Can you beat The Ocean Doctor? And the discovery of massive amounts of oil covering the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and why it’s especially bad news.
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This Week’s Guest: Drew McGowan from Brita
Brita’s FilterForGood campaign raises awareness of simple changes everyone can make to live eco-friendly lives. Help improve the environment one bottle at a time by staying hydrated with filtered water and a reusable bottle instead of disposable bottled water. Take the FilterForGood pledge today
Did you know?
- In spite of having easy access to clean water, the U.S. is the world’s largest bottled water consumer. In 2008, the U.S. used enough plastic water bottles to stretch around the Earth more than 190 times.
- It takes 2,000 times more energy to produce a bottle of water than it does to produce tap water.
- Many people intend to recycle disposable water bottles; however, 69% of bottled water containers end up in the trash and not in a recycling container.
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