Together Against Plastic Bottles
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TAP Bottles is a group of high school students from the beautiful city of North Vancouver, British Columbia. We realized how much plastics affect the environment, and we wanted to make a difference. Plastic bottles are one of the biggest problems.

Our mission is to eliminate plastic bottles from our school and local community.

Most plastic bottles don't get recycled, and the ones that do still technically don't. They get shipped to developing countries and get burned back into their original form, oil. Most bottlesd water comes from a tap anyways.

We're making an album of photos called "The Problem". It will consist of pictures of plastic bottles on the street, in trash cans, in stores, vending machines, wherever. If you see one, take a picture of it and submit it to us and we'll put it in the album.


We're also going to make an album called "The Solution". For this, we'll have pictures of water refill stations, taps, re-usable bottles, etc. You can submit your pictures of these too.

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earthandanimals:

Hawaii is soon to become the first state in the US to enforce a plastic bag ban. The ban was passed at the county level in every county in the state. This is a great example of how small, local action can create big change.

What the fuck are dolphins supposed to put their groceries in

fuckyea-nirvana-gifs:

earthandanimals:

Hawaii is soon to become the first state in the US to enforce a plastic bag ban. The ban was passed at the county level in every county in the state. This is a great example of how small, local action can create big change.

What the fuck are dolphins supposed to put their groceries in

WANT TO HELP US?

TAP Bottles has just enetered a competition with the Aviva Community Fund to get a grant to help us reach our goal, a water bottle refill station at Confederation Field, in North Vancouver! Click here to vote for us and reblog to help spread the word!

(Source: tapbottles)

touchoftea:

“A recent report by As You Sow, a non-profit focusing on promoting “environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies”, shows that Americans are throwing cash in the trash, almost literally. At least 11.4 billion dollars in recyclables - steel, plastics, glass, paper, etc - are not recycled and thus wasted. The report argues for “extended producer responsibility” (EPR), which would shift the responsibility for post-consumer waste from taxpayers and municipal governments to the companies that produce the packaging, creating incentives for producers to reduce the amount of packaging they create, increasing packaging recycling rates, providing revenue to improve recycling systems, and reducing carbon and energy use.”

touchoftea:

“A recent report by As You Sow, a non-profit focusing on promoting “environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies”, shows that Americans are throwing cash in the trash, almost literally. At least 11.4 billion dollars in recyclables - steel, plastics, glass, paper, etc - are not recycled and thus wasted. The report argues for “extended producer responsibility” (EPR), which would shift the responsibility for post-consumer waste from taxpayers and municipal governments to the companies that produce the packaging, creating incentives for producers to reduce the amount of packaging they create, increasing packaging recycling rates, providing revenue to improve recycling systems, and reducing carbon and energy use.”

jlturn:

#Waterfall#water #Woods #trees #nikon #photography #photooftheday #Popular #art #architecture(from @hotrodcummins12 on Streamzoo)

jlturn:

#Waterfall
#water #Woods #trees #nikon #photography #photooftheday #Popular #art #architecture
(from @hotrodcummins12 on Streamzoo)

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en-merveille:

Favorite Water bottle EVER
www.mytapwaterbottle.com
(Taken with Instagram)

en-merveille:

Favorite Water bottle EVER

www.mytapwaterbottle.com

(Taken with Instagram)

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The Problem

The Problem

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#tapbottles #bbqagainstbottles (Taken with Instagram)

#tapbottles #bbqagainstbottles (Taken with Instagram)

TAP Bottles swag. For sale at the BBQ tmrw! #barbequeagainstbottles #magnets #tshirt #waterbottle #tapbottles #bbqagainstbottles  (Taken with instagram)

TAP Bottles swag. For sale at the BBQ tmrw! #barbequeagainstbottles #magnets #tshirt #waterbottle #tapbottles #bbqagainstbottles (Taken with instagram)

Front page of the north shore news! #northshorenews #newspaper #picture #tapbottles #front #page  (Taken with instagram)

Front page of the north shore news! #northshorenews #newspaper #picture #tapbottles #front #page (Taken with instagram)

natural-cravings: Please consider the earth while you stay hydrated...

naturalcravings:

  • an estimated 2,480,000 tons of plastic bottles were disposed of in 2008. (EPA)
  • Every square mile of the ocean has 46,000 pieces of floating plastic in it. (UN, 2006)
  • When plastics break down, they don’t biodegrade, they photodegrade. This means the materials break down to smaller…
crazyisnormal:

#theproblem

crazyisnormal:

#theproblem

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