I have a household of boys and nearly EVERY SINGLE DAY of my life I send them out the door with plastic bottles of water for practice or games. I know those bottles will most likely not end up being recycled and instead be tossed in a trash can and then end up in a landfill. Even though I say (read plead), “Bring those bottles home to recycle them,” every time they leave. Apparently that has the same affect as, “Clean your room, do your homework, stop hitting your brother and be home at curfew.” White. Noise.
But until now it was the only way I knew to get them filtered drinkable water at practice so I buried my head in the sand and continued to contribute to the ever-growing plastic water bottle problem in our country.
Plastic bottles take 700 years to begin composting
80% of plastic bottles are not recycled
38 million plastic bottles go to the dump per year in America from bottled water (not including soda)
Then? A Christmas miracle. The lovely ladies over at Sits showed me that I can save the earth and keep my kids healthy by introducing me to these fabulous individual filtered bottles by Brita. My boys can take one bottle, refill it as many times as they need to in the locker room and still have fresh filtered water. Both the earth and I thank you Brita.
These little ones for my little one:
And these bigger ones for my big ones:
I am certain Santa will be putting these Brita bottles in my kids stockings this year. Assuming he has been too busy to notice they deserve coal.