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May 21, 2009

OUR SCOOP: Join the EWG Water Label Scavenger Hunt

ReusableBags.com 5.08.09 

By now, most of us know that plastic water bottles are bad for us and bad for the environment. But have you ever wondered about the quality of the water itself? Many studies show that bottled water is often no different than tap water.

One of our favorite non-profits, The Environmental Working Group, is running a special Bottled Water Label Scavenger Hunt to help discover what’s in our bottled water. Until June 15, simply collect and send labels, and you’ll be helping the group collect samples to test. Plus, you’ll be entered to win a free reusable bottle and reusable bag.

Here are the details:
- Collect labels from any non-sparkling, unflavored bottled water.
- Write down the name & location of the store you bought it from, date of purchase, and your name, email and mailing address.
- Mail to:
Environmental Working Group
Attn: Nneka Leiba
1436 U St. NW, Suite 100
Washington D.C. 20009

For more information, visit: http://www.ewg.org

Our Take:  Bottled water is a waste – consuming tremendous resources to produce, then sitting in landfills or littering our streets – and all for something we can basically get for free. Adopting a high quality reusable water bottle is one of the simplest changes we all can make. Learn more about the problems with plastic bottles here.

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