Aladdin, the maker of eco-friendly, portable food and beverage containers, is inviting everyone to join their Do The Reuse Challenge, a 30-day commitment to give up disposable paper cups, water bottles, or food containers. You may take the challenge on the website and follow the nine featured families, who have accepted the challenge and will be blogging about their experience.
By accepting one of the Do the Reuse Challenges, you will not only start making a positive impact on the environment, but will also be able to get discounts and free shipping on selected Aladdin products available at www.shopaladdin-pmi.com
Here are some astonishing facts that may help you understand the significance of joining the challenge:
● Seven million barrels of oil are used to produce the disposable bottles Americans go through in one year.
● In the United States, 50 billion disposable water bottles are consumed per year; 137,000 per day; 1,585 per second.
● It costs about $165 a year to make drip coffee at home versus $636 to buy drip coffee at your local café.
● Unless we change our habits, 23 billion paper coffee cups will be thrown out in 2010.
● Nine dollars will generally cover a decent lunch out. If you buy rather than pack a lunch five days a week, you shell out about $2,350 a year.
Giving up disposables is the right thing for us do from both an environmental and an economic standpoints. Reusable food and beverage containers are convenient, easy on the wallet, good for the planet, and usually with nicer designs.
I'm planning on accepting all three challenges. In fact, our family has been using reusable water bottles and lunch boxes for quite a long time and we seldom drink coffee. So I find it really easy to be part of this meaningful campaign. I hope all of you will join the challenge and help save our planet. Remember, using reusables will also save you money! So why not?!
If you don’t already have a reusable water bottle, a coffee mug, or a food container, feel free to browse Aladdin's website and chose your favorite design to get started. You may also support the challenge by following Aladdin on Facebook.