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  • Our Program | Back2Tap
    you currently see the use of disposable plastic bottles and baggies which is just about everywhere school work parks fields and at the gym to name a few The program has two key components 1 Educate Others Learn why it s important to make the move to reusables RECYCLING IS NOT ENOUGH Check out our free online Educational Resources for some great ideas to share with others 2 Raise money

    Original URL path: http://www.back2tap.com/school-groups/our-program/ (2016-04-27)
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  • School Video | Back2Tap
    a video for you to show to your school group or organization Schools can make it available to teachers for classroom use and encourage parents to go online for viewing To Download the video to your computer please right click

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  • Bottled Water | Back2Tap
    s enough laid end to end to reach China and back each day In 2008 Americans drank an average 215 bottles of water each for a total of 66 billion bottles Of that total only 22 was recycled We are shipping 1 billion water bottles a week around the U S in ships trains and trucks We are paying 2 to 4 times the cost of gasoline for a product that is virtually free The problem with plastics It takes over 700 years for plastic to decompose Plastic pollution is a world wide problem There is a growing garbage patch of plastic estimated to be more than twice the size of Texas floating in the North Pacific Ocean Ecosystems and wildlife are negatively impacted by plastic debris Disposable plastic water bottles are made out of oil which is a finite natural resource Plastic bottles require energy to make and transport Currently the amount of oil we use to produce water bottles each year 17 million barrels could fuel over 1 000 000 cars for an entire year The environmental impact of one disposable bottle Picture a disposable water bottle full of petroleum That is how much petroleum it takes to

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  • Tap Water | Back2Tap
    water is actually filtered tap water Tap water is easy to filter at the office and at home Where does your tap water come from Most people have no idea whether their tap water comes from a well or from a surface water feature such as a spring lake or river Either way it starts as precipitation that has fallen to the earth and has either percolated down into underground sediments or rock or has flowed as runoff into surface water features Watershed stewardship protecting your tap water source Most likely the tap water you drink comes from your watershed the area of land around you that collects and stores the rainwater or snow that has fallen It is important to take good care of your watershed be careful what you leave on the ground or in bodies of water around you Eventually you may be drinking it Many communities where bottling companies withdraw millions of gallons of water each day suffer environmental harm from this activity These communities are fighting multi national corporations in local regulatory and other legal arenas These large water withdrawals from aquifers underground water supplies or surface water features can negatively impact the local watershed

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  • Reusable Bottle Options | Back2Tap
    the possibility of bacterial buildup It is recyclable Plastics 2 4 and 5 are safe but not very durable over the long run Only 2 is recycled by most municipalities None are truly dishwasher safe Plastics 3 6 and 7 polycarbonate only leach hormone disruptors including Bisphenol A BPA at very low levels that some experts say pose a health concern Metal bottle alternatives Aluminum is reactive and requires a liner that could pose problems with wear and can leach BPA Sigg bottles are aluminum Lined bottles are not recyclable Stainless steel bottles perform best because Food grade stainless steel is non reactive so no lining is necessary No harmful chemicals BPA leach into your drink Drinks taste fresh in metal bottles no residual odors and no metallic taste Drinks stay cooler longer Bottles are lightweight and hip Bottles are durable and won t wear out Bottles are 100 recyclable after many years of use Environmental and Economic Considerations Choosing a reusable bottle based on its environmental impact is also complicated Plastic bottles take the least amount of resources to manufacture and may seem like the best option but stainless steel bottles are more durable than plastic making them more resource efficient in the long run Stainless steel bottles cost between 10 and 30 but they will easily pay for themselves because they will not need to be replaced for years Furthermore if you fill them with tap water rather than spending 17 75 cents per disposable bottle of water in the grocery store it will only take between 2 weeks to 6 months to break even A further benefit of stainless steel is that is can be cost effectively recycled Plastic is typically only down cycled turned into something of a lesser purpose in a process that is ANY

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  • Back2Tap Partners with Green Benefits | Back2Tap
    dependency on disposable plastic products Check back soon to see our new shopping cart which will offer a great selection of custom water bottle reusable bags recycled apparel and much more Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to making a difference in communities across the country Together we can make a difference Category Uncategorized Read More Comments 0 Posted by admin July 28th 2012 Leave a

    Original URL path: http://www.back2tap.com/greenbenefits-announcement/ (2016-04-27)
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  • Back2TapLEFTSidebarDRAFT1
    Groups Business Non profit Our Community Filtration Resources About Us Schools Groups Back2TapLEFTSidebarDRAFT1 Schools Groups Our Program Getting Started School Video Teaching Resources Personalize Bottles FAQ B2T Program Bottle Free

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    Groups Business Non profit Our Community Filtration Resources About Us Schools Groups image Schools Groups Our Program Getting Started School Video Teaching Resources Personalize Bottles FAQ B2T Program Bottle Free

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