Reuable drinking straws, handmade from sustainably harvested bamboo. “Each bamboo straw is hand-made by volunteers using local bamboo and will vary slightly in color and size. All proceeds go to education and outreach about the impact of plastic pollution.”
Raw “Living” Spring Water “gathered from one of the oldest and most revered natural spring water sources in North America and comes to you just as it “bubbles from the spring™” mere minutes after leaving the Earth…Summit Spring, the source of Raw Water, is so pure that we were given the first and only exemption from treatment in Maine’s history. Summit Spring water exceeds every State and Federal guideline for drinking water, straight from the ground…The fact that we capture real, natural Maine spring water from a centuries old true free-flowing source, without the use of pumps or boreholes and then gravity feed the water to our bottling facility located just 50′ away, without any transport, with complete control over “cradle to grave” packaging coupled with decades long testing and safety history-gave the regulatory bodies confidence in awarding this unprecedented approval.” Comes in glass or PET bottles.
Mobile glass containers with protective silicone sleeves allows you take glass containers anywhere without breaking. Drinking glasses, oven-to-table square food storage containers with lids, water bottles, and baby bottles all come with a silicone sleeves in a variety of bright colors. Great for carrying lunches and snacks wherever you go.
Keep foods, herbs, water, and other organic materials fresh longer in violet glass. “Miron violet glass jars and bottles are state of the art, premier containers offering an attractive and amazing alternative to steel, clear glass, or plastic containers. Violet containers preserve and vitalize your finest foods, herbs, cooking oils, seeds, nuts, super foods, filtered water, and more due to research and development through the decades by scientists in Europe. The biophotonic violet glass acts as a filter. In ambient light alone, the jars and bottles preserve and also enhance the contents through electromagnetic wavelengths of UV(a) and FAR infrared (IR) which penetrate through the glass, and it completely blocks the damaging rays from reaching your ingredients. This unique combination offers optimal protection against the ageing processes that are released by visible light, thus lengthening durability and potency of your products.” Bottles and jars come in many sizes and shapes to meet all needs.
|Listen to my interviews with Maria Jindra, Co-Founder of Vita Salva Glass Works|
An inspiring reorientation to water in it’s natural state, this website has everything you need to make the transition to drinking water as nature intended. It helps you understand the New Science of Water and provides tools to create full-spectrum, living water right in your own home. Start by signing up for the newsletter and receive a week’s worth of daily emails introducing you to the concept. And if you’re interested, read the book and explore all the interesting things you can use to restructure your water to be vibrantly alive. NOTE: the information and tools on this site enlivens water, but does not remove pollutants. You need to start with clean water (I recommend using water from a PureEffect filter).
|Listen to my interview with Dancing with Water: The New Science of Water co-author MJ Pangman.|
A reusable glass water bottle that is programmed with information that enhances the quality of the water inside. The end result is water that is restructured to be similar to spring water in it’s natural environment. The bottles are beautiful, with tight cork caps. The family-sized carafe is a gorgeous addition to any table (I had to have one). Protective sleeves come in many designs, materials include organic cotton and natural cork. NOTE: these bottles change the structure of the water, but do not remove pollutants. You need to start with clean water (I recommend using water from a PureEffect filter).
For 10 percent off your purchase, enter coupon code “Toxic Free” at checkout
|Listen to my interview with Healthy Earth LLC President Bryan Mours. Healthy Earth LLC is the US distributor for Flaska water bottles|
A community and user created database of natural springs around the world, many of which are sources of drinking water. Spring water direct from the spring is “the cleanest, healthiest, most natural water available in our world today.” Just select a state to find a list of springs near you (not all areas have natural springs listed).
Reusable personal hand towels, made of a patent-pending fabric that’s 100% certified organic Fair Trade cotton. The light-weight fabric is absorbent, yet dries quickly, making it possible to carry and use in public places instead of paper towels. One of the co-founders discovered the concept of using a personal hand towel on her first visit to Japan where everyone – men, women, children – young and old carry a hand towel because they do not have paper towels in public places in Japan, and hand dryers are only occasionally found in large cities. PeopleTowels are printed with eco-friendly dyes, and come in a variety of designs to appeal to different tastes and styles. Convenient hangtags even allow you to clip or loop your PeopleTowels to your backpack, belt buckle or purse.
|Listen to my interview with People Towels co-founder Mary Wallace.|
A small family water filteration business, focused on designing, testing and innovating reasonably priced, yet high-quality drinking water filtration/revitalization systems, both point-of-use and whole-house. “We create Filtration systems that are simple, elegant, and extremely effective at reducing the widest possible range of common contaminants like Fluoride, Heavy Metals & Chlorine, as well as newly emerging contaminants like: Radiation, Drug Residues (Legal and Illegal), Chloramines (Ammonia+Chlorine), Petrochemicals (oil industry byproducts) and other Volatile chemicals. Our PureEffect Water Filter Systems protect your drinking water and help restore it back to it’s “naturally pure” state, and by that we do not mean laboratory sterilized H2O stripped of everything but the water molecules, instead, our filters can make the water that enters your body “whole” and ‘nutritious’ again.” Their filters are specifically designed to remove toxic substances while leaving essential alkalinizing minerals, electrolytes and negative electrochemical “charges” that neutralize positively-charged free radicals found in toxic tap water. All of their media cartridges are made in the USA and none of the parts used in their filters are ever sourced from China. All filter components are custom manufactured from the purest quality materials such as our Stainless Steel Spouts, Purified Lead-Free Brass Connectors and Diverter valves, as well as NSF Certified, BPA-Free, Food-Grade Housing and Tubing. “We truly love what we do, and build water filter systems which you and your loved ones can enjoy for many years to come.”
|Listen to my interviews with Igor Milevskiy, Founder of Pure Effect Advanced Water Filters|
The most beautiful reusable water bottles I’ve seen. Clear recycled glass, colorful silicone top, with a midsection taper and three silicone rings that match the top for good grip and comfortable grasp. It’s truly a work of art. The glass for their bottles is sourced on-site and made in North America using a minimum of 75% post-consumer recycled glass. The bottles are made by skilled glass workers in Mexico. The food-grade silicone accessories are produced in Maine. “There is no plastic in the product or the packaging, a commitment to both health and the environment.”
|Listen to my interview with BottlesUp Glass Founder Laurel Herter.|
Glass water bottles with a protective bamboo cover made from bamboo. There's plastic top and bottom ("To make this bottle what it is, it was impossible to avoid the use of plastic. That said, we're proud to use plastic that is BPA-free and dishwasher safe." — I called and it's nontoxic polyethylene.)
Clear glass bottles wrapped in a protective silicone sleeve, so they don't break while you are carrying them. "All products are made from non-toxic materials and have been independently certified to be free of BPA, phthalates, PVC, polycarbonates, lead and latex." order from amazon.com
"The Water Crock Superstore" sells ceramic water crocks in many styes, plus accessories. "All of our crocks are lead-free."
Swiss-made aluminum reusable bottles that are "ultra-lightweight, durable, great looking, 100% recyclable and most importantly, safe." Bottles have a water-based, non-toxic, baked-on inner lining, that is certified by an independent institute (Nehring, Germany) and exceeds FDA requirements. Seamless construction from a single piece of pure (99.5%) aluminum makes these bottles virtually indestructible. These sleek "functional works of art" are part of the permanent Design Collection at the Museum of Modern Art, and come in many colors and patterns.
These double-walled, insulated reusable water bottles will keep your water cold for hours–without leaching of toxic chemicals. They are constructed of low density polyethylene (LDPE): a durable, lightweight, FDA food grade approved material that does not contain Bisphenol-A. Made in the USA. Has a wide mouth so it's easy to add ice cubes, and a "sport" top to make it easy to drink. Comes in a rainbow of cool colors, and is dishwasher safe (so you can sanitize it between uses).
Household water tests for basic and specialized contaminants. You collect water samples, ship them overnight to the lab, and they send you the results.
Bio Pool wetland filter technology uses constructed wetland design principles to create a self-cleaning pool, without filters or chlorination.
A site where you can "learn to be truly water efficient". It's user-friendly format offers a tour of water saving opportunities in each area of your home, teaches you how to read your water meter, helps you calculate the amount of water you are using, and includes a water-saving garden guide. While this site doesn't list brand name products, it gives extensive information on choosing water-saving devices. I'd call this an easy-to-understand, consumer oriented "water conservation central."
A listing of water-efficient products that meet the EPA criteria of being at least 20 percent more water-efficient than average products in that category.
Region-specific lists of tips for saving water indoors and out. Also has a month-by-month plan for water conservation.