The Bib Way
We often find ourselves speaking about the water world in front of fashion, charity and corporate platforms. We have witnessed a consistent theme in what people are fascinated and interested in when it comes to this subject matter. Many become inspired and committed to understanding solutions that can make a change to the water crisis. Therefore we decided to put together a few water facts and solutions to answer the most regularly asked questions, feel free to pop us an email if you want more information…
1. Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue – Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!
2. Promotes Weight Loss – Removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (by filling up your tummy if consumed prior to meals), reduces hunger (hello natural appetite suppressant!), raises your metabolism and has zero calories!
3. Flushes Out Toxins – Gets rid of waste through sweat and urination which reduces the risk of kidney stones and UTI’s (urinary tract infections).
4. Improves Skin Complexion – Moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Gets rid of wrinkles. It’s the best anti-aging treatment around!
5. Maintains Regularity – Aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation.
6. Boosts Immune System – A water guzzler is less likely to get sick. And who wouldn’t rather feel healthy the majority of the time? Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments like heart attacks.
7. Natural Headache Remedy – Helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pains too!) which are commonly caused by dehydration.
8. Prevents Cramps & Sprains – Proper hydration helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.
9. Puts You in a Good Mood – When the body is functioning at its best, you will feel great and be happy!
10. Time Delay – By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1 percent of its total water amount.
11. Our Makeup – At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infant’s body weight.
12. Consumption – A healthy person can drink about three gallons (48 cups) of water per day
13. Survival – The average person could live without food for nearly a month, but we could only survive about one week without water—that’s how essential water is to human life. Some of us can’t go a day without coffee, but that’s a different story.
14. Health–Drinking enough water everyday can help reduce heart disease and cancer. Water helps flush toxins out of your body, and the fewer toxins that come into contact with your colon, bladder, and other organs, the less chance that critical ailments can develop. Some mornings there is a greater need for toxin flushing than others.
15. Smile –Good hydration can help reduce cavities and tooth decay. Water helps produce saliva, which keeps your mouth and teeth clean.
What Can You Do?
Why is bottled water a concern? Here are just a few reasons…
– Bottles used to package water take over 1,000 years to bio-degrade and ,if incinerated, they produce toxic fumes. It is estimates that over 80% of all single-use water bottles used in the U.S. simply become “litter.”
– U.S. landfills are overflowing with 2 million tons of discarded water bottles alone
– Last year, the average American used 167 disposable water bottles, but only recycled 38.
– It is estimated that actually 3 liters of water is used to package 1 liter of bottled water
– The energy we waste using bottled water would be enough to power 190,000 homes
– Antimony, which is found in PET plastic bottles, in small doeses can cause dizziness and depression; in larger doses it can cause nausea, vomiting and death
– Global consumption of bottled water goes up 10% each year
How can you assist in addressing the plastic water bottle waste?
– Discontinue purchasing plastic bottles. Instead, purchase a sustainable, reusable bottle.
– Purchase an at-home water filter to keep in your refrigerator.
– Ban plastic bottles within your household and/or workplace.
– Find a reusable, sustainable, eco-friendly alternative for many household items such as shampoo, soap, and beverage containers
– Bring your own bag when shopping. There are even reusable produce bags on the market now.
– Carry a travel mug for your daily caffeine fix. Some places even charge you less.
– Learn what you can recycle. Find out what plastics your community recycler accepts. Explore other recycling resources: UPS stores will take back shipping peanuts; many office supply chains will take back used printer cartridges. Go to www.WhereDoITakeMy.org for locations.
– Buy glass food storage containers instead of plastic. Don’t cook in plastic. Heat can cause hazardous chemicals to leach out of some polymers.
– Purchase items in bulk with less packaging. Avoid individually wrapped food servings, or make your own using reusable containers.
– Think durable not disposable – razors, pens, lighters, etc.
Bib’s Favorite Products
We are presently in the design labs creating some cool products for both home and on the go. Although we are super excited about our new collections, we also want to give a big shout out to the ethically strong companies that are offering alternatives to water waste. We went ahead and did an “edit” for you, picking the ones we feel are best when it comes to sustainability, plastic waste management and health!….not to mention, some cool fountains for our furry friends because they deserve to be happy and healthy too.
Please scroll through the Bib&Sola selection of sustainable products we love… Click on the product image to be taken directly to the company catalogue page…