In the average office, people rush from one end of the building to the other regularly to make sure projects are sent out on time and staff members are remaining productive. The working world is hectic and slowing down may prevent assignments from meeting deadlines or deals being made. In order to garner the desired profit margins, professionals often have to make time in their daily lives to simply breath. Therefore, any meeting or interruption that is not essential can be detrimental to success. Why accept daily deliveries when they’re unnecessary?
In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implemented a plan to increase its knowledge about how it can influence conservation of several natural resources. The project was surrounded by the concept of sustainability, and was meant to foster an environment that is healthy, productive, cleaner and less polluted and fully stable. Safe and Sustainable water resources were among the most widely discussed topics.
If you’ve walked down the street lately, you may have noticed that many Americans have begun to carry around reusable water bottles. Whether made from metal or BPA-free plastics, these containers help reduce a significant amount of waste produced annually by consumers.
Americans may be blissfully unaware, but they most certainly have bisphenol-A (BPA) in their bloodstreams. In fact, nine out of ten Americans do, according to a 2009 government study. The chemical is a compound used to make the plastic that lines the inside of food and beverage containers including bottled water. Unfortunately, it does not bind to the containers for long and seeps into the body, affecting various organs and causing numerous health ailments. What’s more, studies have found BPA in breast milk and amniotic fluid in the umbilical cord, so pregnant women who drink water from plastic containers are harming their unborn children.
In the United States, many consumers take water for granted. People have regular access to clean drinking water, and many employers install jug water coolers in the workplace to keep employees hydrated. However, with water a forgotten luxury in the minds of many Americans, it often gets wasted on a daily basis.
Recently, Saguaro National Park banned the sale of disposable bottled water and soda in vending machines on the premises, The Tucson Citizen reports. The park system joins a growing list of national preserves and universities making it a point to eliminate the sale of plastic bottles on site.
There is a war against bottled water in the United States. The disposable plastic beverage is getting booted from a number of colleges across the country – including Ivy League education systems and the giant University of Vermont.
The Ivy League institutes in the United States have long been considered superior education systems. Today’s leaders are thought to come from these programs and make significant impacts in society. It is no wonder that schools like Brown University, Harvard University and Dartmouth College have all made strides to reduce their dependencies on disposable bottled water.
Many major metropolitan areas around the United States have begun to take a deeper look into their water infrastructures to determine if tap water is meeting the health demands made by consumers. Recently, Calgon Carbon Corporation (CCC) signed a 10-year contract with the City of Phoenix, Arizona, to provide reactivation services for activated carbon used to treat the city’s drinking water.