April 24, 2017

Earth Day: Reduce Plastic

In honor of earth day I felt it was appropriate to share some insight on why it's important to recycle and reduce the use of plastic.

From toothpaste to kale chips to straws, nearly every product we buy is packaged in plastic. And although recycling facilities now exist in most U.S. cities, experts say that just a fraction of consumer plastic is actually recovered—roughly 5 to 10 percent of plastic material is remade into more durable products. The rest? Much of it ends up in the ocean, according to the 5 Gyres Institute. There, plastic breaks down into tiny particles, which are toxic to sea life, threatening biodiversity that keeps the ocean healthy. This is a big problem. As oceanographer Sylvia Earle says, “No water, no life. No blue, no green.” So what can you do? Kick your plastic habit by choosing products that make living the zero-plastic life easier than ever.

Klean Kanteen is one of those companies ready to shine, and help our planet. The family owned business  is constantly creating ways to produce healthier choices for people of all ages and lifestyles.

Their story:
In 2004, the inventor of Klean Kanteen created and introduced the first Kanteen on the market. The mission was to provide people a better bottle option than plastic and lined aluminum bottles, a healthy, reusable bottle free of Bisphenol (BPA) and other toxic substances.

Klean Kanteen sought out ways to significantly reduce their environmental footprint, and became a member of the 1% For the Planet in 2008,  to donate more than 1 percent of their annual sales to non profit organizations that are dedicated to preserving and restoring wild places.

Pretty awesome, right? As the thought has been shared, our planet is Plan A; we have no plan B, so do what you can to preserve it before mindless attitudes and carelessness erase it for good.

Ready to help the planet?
Check out Kleen Kanteen today! I picked out the NEW insulated reflect 20oz stainless steel water bottle.   Crafted using three materials: sustainably harvested bamboo, food-grade silicone and stainless steel, this quality 18/8 double-wall, vacuum-insulated bottle keeps drinks cold for 24 hours or iced for 40.

Let's save our planet! Make #EARTHDAY EVERYDAY!