This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aladdin. All opinions are 100% mine.
How about a "Reuse" challenge?
We recycle. We could be doing more. We are fortunate to live in a city that not only provides the recycle bin but also has twice a month pick up...right at the curb. I believe they charge a fine if the container isn't put out 3 consecutive times (6 weeks). With the city behind helping the environment how could we not recycle? There's still more that can be done, though.
Aladdin, makers of reusable products, is challenging all of us to Do The Reuse Challenge. To stop buying coffee and taking it from home in reusable, insulated cups. To also take cold water instead of buying bottles throughout the day. To take our lunch in reusable containers to work instead of purchasing or packaging in bags.
50 billion disposable bottles of water are consumed each year in the United States. That's 137,000 each day.
Making coffee at home instead of purchasing it each morning could save an individual more than $500 a year, depending on where it is purchased . It is estimated that at the current rate over 23 billion paper cups will be deposited into our landfills in 2010.
Aladdin will be following 9 families that have already accepted the challenge. The families are blogging about the impact their reusing is having on their lives and their finances. You can follow Aladdin on Facebook to keep up with the families and share your own stories...if you choose to accept the challenge.