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Climate Neutral 101

Climate Neutral 101

What does Climate Neutral even mean? Solutions to climate change exist, they simply need funding. If we can drive investment into addressing the climate crisis we can cut our emissions...
on January 25, 2024
Is Wrapping Paper Recyclable?

Is Wrapping Paper Recyclable?

The answer: not really. We've got the run down on what the heck we're supposed to do with it then. 'Tis the season to be jolly, but as the festive...
on December 22, 2023
Thanksgiving Dinner is...Actually Pretty Sustainable

Thanksgiving Dinner is...Actually Pretty Sustainable

You can gorge without guilt because Thanksgiving foods are actually pretty climate-friendly.

on November 13, 2023
Bottle Deposits Work...Where They Exist

Bottle Deposits Work...Where They Exist

Why do some states charge 5¢ when I buy a bottled beverage?
on October 17, 2023
Wait...INFINITELY Recyclable?

Wait...INFINITELY Recyclable?

Infinitely recyclable materials (like metals and glass) can be recycled forever without losing quality or volume.
on October 11, 2023
New Year, New Sustainability Resolutions

New Year, New Sustainability Resolutions

Up your sustainability game, with tips from the Open Water team.
on January 23, 2023
Do Plastic Bans Work?

Do Plastic Bans Work?

Experts say that the key to reducing plastic pollution is curbing consumption—and these bans do just that.

on December 16, 2021
Open Water versus other aluminum bottles

Open Water vs. Other Aluminum Bottles

As more options pop up, how do we know what's really sustainable?
on April 14, 2021
A better planet for all

Spotlighting Environmental Justice

We're updating our mission to explicitly speak to equal access.
on January 22, 2021
Canned water can help achieve cleaner oceans

Supporting Environmental Non-Profits

Open Water supports clean ocean initiatives through 1% for the Planet.
on January 22, 2021
glass of water daily

How Much Water Should You Really Drink Per Day?

For such a simple question, why do the answers vary so much?
on January 14, 2021
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How to Reduce Your Plastic Waste During the Pandemic

There is no doubt about it, Covid-19 is creating massive amounts of plastic waste.
on January 14, 2021
emergency canned water

Be Prepared for an Emergency with Canned Water

The biggest mistake people make is thinking it wont happen to me.
on January 14, 2021
canned water versus plastic glass cartons

Water in a Can is the Best Plastic Alternative

Here are 5 reasons why canned water is better than plastic, glass, and cartons.
on January 14, 2021
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Individual Philanthropy: 3 Easy Ways to Start Giving Back

Give it back now y'all. Why should you donate and how to get started.
on January 12, 2021
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