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Published on July 20th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers

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Glacier Water Has A Green Solution For Great Water & Reduced Plastic Waste

July 20th, 2016 by

Water, one of life’s essentials, happens to be the foundational component in the operating business plan of California-based Glacier Water.

While the explosion in good drinking water promises more in the way of healthy, hydrated habits for people, too much water comes to us via disposable plastic bottles. When thrown away, the result is not very good at all for the health of our planet.

IB2-rack-combinedWith this in mind, Glacier Water provides some of the greatest water available from any one of over 22,000 Water Refill Stations located throughout North America. Glacier Water’s Director of Product Management Kevin Steele says,

“We all want to do the right thing for the planet. And one of the simplest changes you can make is to use water refill as an everyday source for your hydration, cooking, and beverage preparation needs. Choosing to refill helps the planet by reducing plastic waste.”

Each of Glacier Water’s nationwide Water Refill Stations function much like a mini-neighborhood bottled water plant. For water customers, the process is simple:

  • Obtain a refillable container
  • Take it to a Glacier Water Refill Station
  • Insert payment (one gallon costs less than a 16oz water bottle)
  • Refill your bottle and be off about your business.

The unfortunate problem which comes from too many disposable plastic bottles

  • Over 80% of all plastic bottles become trash in landfills
  • It can take OVER 1,000 years for a plastic bottle to biodegrade
  • US landfills are overflowing with 2 million tons of single-use water bottles
  • Over 17 million barrels of oil are used to produce a year’s supply of single-use plastic bottles

The people at Glacier Water put it this way: “As people become more aware of the environmental impact of individual bottled water it is obvious that we need to make a change. With Glacier Water, you can help with that much-needed change by buying water and using a refillable container.”

Says the company: “No more wasteful plastic bottles to fill our landfills and pollute our earth. Just by refilling your own container, you can help our planet. Glacier customers help keep plastic bottles out of our landfills. Every year, Glacier customers keep an estimated 400 MILLION plastic bottles from becoming trash.”

This sounds like a timely and easy solution for ridding our planet of too many trashed disposable plastic bottles and the petroleum required for their manufacturing.

Getting to know Glacier Water’s great taste and pricing

glacier water logoBy combining its advanced filtration systems with excellent service, Glacier Water provides customers with a solid alternative to single-use bottled water. Says Steele,

“We believe great tasting water doesn’t need a great big price. We’ve invested in about 23,000 small bottled water plants. And since we’re not delivering pre-packaged water, we don’t need a fleet of big delivery trucks to get that water to you. By drinking Glacier Water, you get great tasting water, save money, and help protect the environment.”

The customer’s bottom line is also an important consideration. One gallon costs less than just one 16 ounce water bottle. Investing in a bottle is a great way to start saving money — no matter where you purchase your favorite size. You can find a Glacier Water Refill Station near you and to learn more about the company on their website.

This post has been sponsored by Glacier Water. Images from the company.

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About the Author

is a writer, producer, and director. Meyers is editor and site director of Green Building Elements, a contributor to CleanTechnica, and founder of Green Streets MediaTrain, a communications connection and eLearning hub. As an independent producer, he's been involved in the development, production and distribution of television and distance learning programs for both the education industry and corporate sector. He also is an avid gardener and loves sustainable innovation.



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