The Concert Industry Is Slowly Moving Away From Plastic Bottles

Plastic and music industry seems unrelated but the enormous amount of plastic wastes in concerts are inevitable, especially due to the popularity of the simple single-use containers for beer, water and soda. But according to Dianna Cohen, an environmental activist/artist there’s hope. She is also a co-founder of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution.

Cohen’s project Plastic Free Touring sprouted out from her broader Plastic Free Living initiative. The project encourage touring performers to reduce their plastic footprint on the road and how to do so. The Coalition has worked with artists such as Jackson Browne, Ben Harper and Crosby, Stills and Nash as well as Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival to provide fans and artists with reusable, stainless-steel containers to use instead of disposable cups. She hopes to spread this project in all the major music festivals to promote reusable containers and to advocate to break the addiction of bottle water in recent years.

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Shocking Results: When a Woman Drinks Gallon Of Water Every Day For Four Weeks

Sarah Smith, a 42 year old mother in the UK decided to document and photograph of herself to experiment what happens if she drank 3 liters of water everyday for an entire month. She wanted to see if water is the solution for her poor indigestion and regular headaches.

Here’s the result. End of week one, she improved bowl function, no more breakouts and headaches and she also improved her issues with joint stiffness. End of week two, she noticed a slight improvement in her skin, visibly flatter stomach, no more cellulite and another week without headache. End of week three, her dark circles and eye wrinkles had disappeared and her skin has become plumper.

She also noticed a behavioral change. She had started to intake less food and felt hunger less frequently. In the end of the final week, she noticed all the dark shadows around her eyes have disappeared as well as the blotches. No more regular headaches. She felt leaner, fitter and healthier just by changing the intake amount of water.

Read more about the Sarah Smith Story here. And drink more water for a healthier life style.

 

Could Berkeley’s soda tax be a model for tackling obesity across America?

We all know what happened in the election few days ago. Berkeley city in California definitely made history in this election to be the first city in the nation to impose a tax on sugary drinks.

 

Berkely Vs. Big Soda advocacy group worked hard and lobbied for this victory as a part of their Healthy Child Initiative campaign. There will be a $0.01 per ounce tax on all beverages sweetened with sugar ( except alcohol, dairy products and drinks for medical purposes). The revenue of this tax will support the city’s health and health education programs.

This indeed shows how America is ready to fight for a healthier society and let’s hope there will be many cities and states that will follow Berkeley’s lead to a healthier America.

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