We’re here to help sort through the noise to find solutions, dispel myths, and discover science-backed truths for living a better-informed life. We don’t have all the answers, but we’re committed to doing the research and sharing what we find.

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
tattooed hand holding plastic bottled water many plastic water bottles are used every year?

The short answer: A you-won't-believe-it amount.
on January 12, 2021
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Everyday Should be World Oceans Day

Why, you ask? Well, ocean health = planet health.
on January 12, 2021
kelp floating on ocean surface

Ocean Acidification...More Critical Than You Realize

The ocean can't absorb our excess emissions forever. What does that mean?
on January 12, 2021
guy drinking alkaline water

Alkaline Water: Saving Grace or Wishful Thinking?

Do these supposed “health benefits” really carry any weight? tl;dr: No.
on January 11, 2021
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Houseplants Don't Really Clean Our Air...Much.

Greenery helps us enjoy our environments, but the benefits end right about there.

on January 08, 2021
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