September 24, 2010

Aladdin's Do The Reuse Challenge - is your family up to the challenge?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aladdin. All opinions are 100% mine.

In my refrigerator you'll find lots of chilled water. But not in those environmentally-unfriendly disposable plastic bottles. Oh no. What you will find is reusable metal water bottles, filled with filtered water from a reusable filter water pitcher.

You see, I'm doing my part to help the environment. I'm Doing The Reuse. And this was before Aladdin challenged me to do it.

What are you doing to save the planet? Did you know that using reusable containers is the easiest no-brainer way to do your part?

Aladdin is the leader in reusable products that make your life and your commitment to saving the environment easier than ever before. So it's no surprise that Aladdin is sponsoring the Do The Reuse Challenge, a 30-day commitment to give up disposable paper cups, water bottles, or food containers. Everyone’s welcome to participate (the more, the better!) and 9 families will be blogging about their experiences on Aladdin's website.

Why Aladdin? Because a few months ago they made the commitment to give up disposables. They quickly discovered all the perks: a hot cup of coffee in their favorite mug; a fresh, healthy lunch made just the way they like it; a sip of water whenever they wanted it. The Aladdin products they make made it easy to reuse because they actually liked using them (and they look pretty cool, too). And they were all saving money!

Who are the 9 featured families that will be blogging about their Do The Reuse Challenge? They’re people just like me and you. Aladdin asked if they’d accept the Do the Reuse Challenge, and they said yes!

But if you don’t have a reusable water bottle, or a decent coffee mug... No problem. By accepting one of the Do the Reuse Challenges you’ll be able to get discounts and free shipping on selected Aladdin products through their website, That way you can save a little on Aladdin mugs, bottles and snack containers, which will help you save even more. Pretty neat, huh?

Don't think one person can help change the world? Consider these facts:

● Seven million barrels of oil are used to produce the disposable bottles Americans go through in one year.
● In the United States, 50 billion disposable water bottles are consumed per year; 137,000 per day; 1,585 per second.
● It costs about $165 a year to make drip coffee at home versus $636 to buy drip coffee at your local cafĂ©.
● Unless we change our habits, 23 billion paper coffee cups will be thrown out in 2010.
● Nine dollars will generally cover a decent lunch out. If you buy rather than pack a lunch five days a week, you shell out about $2,350 a year.

Save the planet, and save your money too! Accept The Challenge! Join the Do The Reuse Challenge on their website and start making an impact over your morning coffee, at the gym, in the car, at lunch... everywhere.

This weekend, I'll be conserving energy by doing a week's worth of cooking all at once and having plenty of leftovers for lunch this week. I'll be taking my lunch to work every day in reusable Aladdin containers and I'll have plenty of chilled filtered drinking water to drink without throwing away one single plastic bottle. What will YOU do to help reuse and save?

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Anonymous said...

Assolutamente d'accordo con lei. In questo nulla in vi e credo che questa sia un'ottima idea. Pienamente d'accordo con lei.
Condivido pienamente il suo punto di vista. Mi piace la tua idea. Offerta di mettere una discussione generale.

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