Posted by Dan Barry on

Kick your water bottle habit

The beginning of a new year is notorious for resolutions and big hopes for improving ourselves. Goals to eat healthier, exercise more and stick to a budget abound. And while that's all well and good, a new you can start right now (without counting calories).

We could all drink more water, but for many, drinking water means disposable plastic bottles. But bettering yourself doesn't have to mean worsening the environment.

You've probably heard that it takes anywhere from 400 - 1,000 years for a plastic water bottle to decompose. But really, think about that. That's more than 4 of your lifetimes - on the low end! Not exactly the kind of legacy you're hoping to leave behind, huh?

But that's not the worst of it. The making of plastic bottles is really unsustainable. It takes 3 liters of water to create the petroleum-based plastic for the bottle before it's even filled. Of course, because they're made of petroleum, their production also uses 17 million barrels of oil per year.

If you're still not convinced, consider this: according to Ban the Bottle, most tap water is more heavily regulated than bottled water. Yeah, straight out of your sink.


That's why, with the help of Repreve, Marc Skid uses one recycled water bottle in each waistband of our underwear. Aside from avoiding their use entirely, recycling these used bottles is the next best thing we can do to stop our great-grandchildren from drowning in mountains of plastic bottles. 

Want to start taking steps toward a healthier planet? Go out and grab a reusable water bottle and refill it from the tap. Then, check out blue Marc Skid undies that help save the world. 

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