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RESOLUTIONS  Friday, January 15, 2010

Many people use the New Year as a time to start doing things differently. For some, that means taking on a healthier lifestyle and adding more glasses of H20 to their diet. The great thing about that resolution is it can also have a big impact on the environment. Last summer, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the side effects of consuming bottled water. In addition to safety concerns on the actual water sources, purification methods and possible leaching of chemicals from the plastic bottles, the GAO determined that 75% of those bottles ended up in landfills rather than recycling bins.

This year change you can believe is easier than you think. Start by filling up a reusable BPA-free bottle before leaving the house to benefit your body and the planet.

[Source: GAO]