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  • Your Health | Back2Tap
    sometimes don t wash their hands thoroughly before opening them These bottles are not durable enough to withstand use cleaning and reuse without losing their integrity The compelling issue with these bottles is not whether plasticizers leach into the drinks but that bacteria accumulate in them and cannot be easily washed out Long storage time on the shelf or in a warm garage or trunk increases the likelihood of bacterial growth and concentration of antimony in the water Contrary to urban legend freezing bottled water has not been shown to cause any degradation of water quality Plastic 3 6 and 7 Many sources say not to drink from plastics 3 and 6 due to the potential for leaching Plastic 3 PVC can leach phthalates which have been shown to cause developmental and reproductive damage Plastic 6 polystyrene may leach styrene which can cause nervous system effects and liver damage Polycarbonate one type of plastic 7 other assorted types from which the clear brightly colored bottles are sometimes made has been shown to leach Bisphenol A BPA a hormone disruptor that mimics estrogen Experts agree that Bisphenol A can leach into the drinks at low levels One group of researchers said the levels were too low to cause any concern and another said that the levels were significant Read this Q A on BPA and Plastics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to learn more BPA has been banned by the Canadian government Plastics 2 4 and 5 Plastics 2 4 and 5 are the healthiest plastic bottle options since they are not known to leach These plastic bottles do absorb odors and stains and many of them leak if not held upright This lack of durability makes them a poor choice for long term use Plastic 2

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  • Disposable Plastic Bags | Back2Tap
    use Why Use Organic Cotton Three percent of the world s farmable land produced over 50 billion pounds of cotton in 2007 Twenty five percent of all insecticides manufactured are applied to the cotton crop One third of a pound of toxic chemicals are used to produce one pound of cotton fiber By purchasing organic cotton you save our land and water from being polluted by thousands of pounds of

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  • Get The Facts | Back2Tap
    1977 Bottled water is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not subject to all the same testing requirements Read more Reusable Bottle Options Understanding all the options can be daunting How do you decide which type of reusable bottle to buy Here s a primer on reusable bottles that outlines the pros and cons of each type of material and explains why Back 2 Tap chose to offer only stainless steel bottles Read more Reusable Bottle Comparison Table View table Your Health Your reusable bottle choice comes down to personal philosophy how much risk and what types of risk are acceptable to you If experts don t agree do you need proof that something is safe before you use it this is the precautionary approach or do you need proof that something is unhealthy before you decide to avoid it Read more Disposable Plastic Bags 500 Billion This is the number of plastic bags that are consumed worldwide each year Less than 1 of these bags are recycled and it costs more to recycle a bag than to produce a new one Plastic bags account for 10 of the debris washed up on the U S coastline

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  • Teaching Resources | Back2Tap
    much bottled water is consumed at your school in one day you can incorporate that number of bottles into the display for a great visual impact You can make any shape you want by fastening the bottles together with hot glue guns and or tape or you can simply load the bottles into clear garbage bags to display in a large pile Create a poster to go with it that outlines the facts for example 250 disposable water bottles are used every day at Chatham Middle School Make posters to raise awareness Have students create posters that help spread the campaign message Encourage them to make up original slogans Bottled water pledge Have students circulate a Back 2 Tap pledge to not drink bottled water Students can also create and circulate their own pledge Hold classes outside A good way to get students in tune with nature is to spend time outside Figure out a way to teach some lessons outside Discuss sustainability Discuss the concept of sustainability using the earth s resources wisely so they last forever Discuss how avoiding bottled water is a step toward a more sustainable lifestyle and brainstorm about other small steps the students can take to live more sustainably carpool walk reduce waste use reusable containers and cloths turn off lights etc Vocabulary and spelling lists Grades 1 3 bottle reuse filter tap water recycle reduce plastic Grades 3 6 tap water sustainability plastic petroleum filter carbon dioxide global warming watershed Conduct a brainstorming session on waste Ask the students to list all the disposable things they use in a day or week Have the students draw a picture of the things they throw out cut out pictures of items they throw out or make a collage out of pieces of disposable items they

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  • The ABCs of Bottle Free Schools | Back2Tap
    and install a water filter on the tap in the teachers lounge Offering chilled filtered tap water will allay concerns about the spreading of germs at the water fountains while improving the taste of tap water and water quality Please contact us for more information about bottle less water coolers and filtration systems Click here for water filtration information Bottles that are reusable request that students teachers parents and other visitors to the school bring their own reusable bottles or mugs to school each day and to all special events Consider holding a reusable bottle fundraiser or simply issuing school water bottles to every student Custom water bottles with the school logo are a big hit with students Please contact us for pricing on custom stainless steel water bottles Containers to serve beverages pitchers filled from the faucet or from water coolers can be used to serve tap water to students in their classrooms Large portable coolers filled with the help of a pitcher can be used to dispense tap water at large gatherings For those who forget their reusable bottles it is important to have some biodegradable disposable cups on hand and a recycling bin to collect them Please

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  • Links | Back2Tap
    2008 goldman schwab bpa html Physicians for Social Responsibility on safe drinking water www psr org site PageServer pagename Safe Drinking Water main Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www cdc gov ncidod dpd healthywater index htm Pacific Garbage Patch Algalita Marine Research Foundation www algalita org Privatization of water Corporate Accountability International CAI http www stopcorporateabuse org water campaign Recycling Container Recycling Institute CRI www container recycling org Sustainability Information Pacific Institute www pacinst org topics water and sustainability bottled water bottled water and energy html Ask Pablo askpablo org Tap Water Campaigns www foodandwaterwatch org water bottled take back the tap documentContent www thinkoutsidethebottle org Bottle Twaddle Is Tap Water all Tapped Out www sciam com article cfm id bottled twaddle Waste Free Lunch Back to School Lunchbox Water Filters National Sanitation Foundation NSF on drinking water and water filters www nsf org consumer drinking water Food and Water Watch www foodandwaterwatch org take action consumer tools choosing a water filter Consumer Reports May 2007 on water filters www consumerreports org cro home garden kitchen water filters water filters 5 07 overview 0507 filter ov htm Grist magazine www grist org advice possessions 2004 05 04 mcrandle bottled

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  • Contact Us | Back2Tap
    Filtration Resources About Us About Us Contact Us E mail General Questions info Back2Tap com School or Fundraising Programs CustomerService Back2Tap com Corporate or Groups LydiaChambers Back2Tap com MaryLonergan Back2Tap com About Us Contact Us Our Story Our Mission Our

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  • Our Founders | Back2Tap
    and now Back2Tap Mary Ellen Lydia and Ann Collectively we parent 11 children are 183 years old and possess 95 years of work experience Ellen Blazoski graduated with a B A in Business and an M B A from Rice University She worked in the Real Estate Investment Department of the Prudential Insurance Company for 9 years where she was involved in real estate development and leasing as well as commercial property acquisitions and sales Ellen worked in the PruPower department of Prudential participating in the investment analysis of power generation plants private toll roads and sports arenas Her last two years with Prudential were in the community focused investment area of Prudential with oversight of investments in affordable housing and charter schools Since leaving the corporate world Ellen worked for 5 years at a community pre school and has been very involved volunteering in her son s schools and with various sports teams She also coordinated Habitat for Humanity s Home In A Box a community wide initiative with Mary Lonergan in 2006 Lydia Chambers graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Earth Sciences and went on to earn a Master s Degree in Geology at the University of Colorado She worked for Shell and Exxon for most of her career as a geological engineer and later as an in house hydro geologist supervising the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites Since quitting her paid job to raise her two sons in 1995 she has become involved in municipal government by serving on the Chatham Township Planning Board Open Space committee and a sub committee of the Environmental Commission Over the past five years she has lead several grass roots environmental campaigns pesticide reduction no idling and now Back2Tap Ann Whitman graduated with a B S in Business

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