Today is Earth Day 2011, a day to educate ourselves about sustainable living and to raise awareness for environmentalism. According to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, Americans drink more than 55 billion liters of soda and carbonated water (seltzer) each year. This equals out to almost 600 cans per every person in the United States! The Environmental Protection agency reports that packaging from water bottles and soda cans adds 10 1/2 cubic feet of packaging per American, which results in over 3 billion cubic feet in our recycling and landfills yearly.
In addition to non-disposable drink packaging, you might also consider cutting back on electricity, water usage and other alternatives. Below is a list of some eco friendly products Bering’s carries, along with some helpful tips to consider this Earth Day:
Consider alternatives to water bottles: The SodaStream Pure Sparkling Water Maker uses water straight from the tap to create sodas and sparkling water, so you can say goodbye to plastic bottles and save your shopping money.
Install a better shower head: Reduce expensive water-heating costs by installing faucet aerators and high-efficiency showerheads. In a year’s time you’ll save between 1,000 and 8,000 gallons of water.
*According to Reader’s Digest, the average American uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water a day.
Set a programmable thermostat: It will automatically adjust the heat or the air-conditioning so you won’t waste energy while your home is empty. Plus, you won’t have to remember to turn the thermostat up or down!
Use energy saving light bulbs: These are a great way to save energy and money.
For more eco friendly products please click here: http://www.berings.com/Category/89-go-green.aspx
Until the next Bering’s Home visit!