Let’s Talk Recycling Today

Today I am talking about recycling on the blog. One of the things that bothers me is excess waste. I want to do my part to conserve resources and protect our planet. Did you know that only 30% of plastic bottles we use get recycled?  In fact, 2.8 billion plastic bottles ended up in California landfills in 2011. That fact really hits home because I want my kids and future grandkids to live in a clean, healthy environment.

Did you know that even thought a package says that it is “100% recycleable, that it does not mean it is actually made of recycled plastic? It just means it CAN be recycled? In fact, most containers are not made of recycled plastic.

I had not really thought about this. When I have a plastic bottle , I toss it into the recycling bin, but is it enough to really help?

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I heard about Arrowhead’s new ReBorn™ bottle that is made with 50% recycled plastic and demonstrates how the plastic you recycle can be given a new life. I loved this idea. This is why I am joining in a campaign sponsored by Arrowhead Water to share some staggering information and some good news.





Now, here is some good news. Arrowhead Waters is working hard to do everything they can to make a difference in the water we drink, as well as in the packaging it comes in. They have a long history of treating Mother Nature right. From preserving and protecting our carefully selected natural spring sources (and acres surrounding them) to sustainable sourcing of our waters, from LEED certified facilities to utilizing wind turbines for renewable energy, and constantly improving packaging. The list goes on, just like the recyclability of the ReBorn™ bottles.

Arrowhead has introduced their ReBorn™ bottle made with 50% recycled plastic and demonstrates how the plastic you recycle can be given a new life. The material in this bottle can be recycled again and again, so there is no end to its usefulness. Recycled plastic is simply a better source of plastic. It’s part of Arrowhead’s ongoing commitment to preserving our natural springs, and ensures that every bit of Arrowhead, both inside and out, is truly Born Better.


To learn more, please watch the “Recycling is a Beautiful Thing” video on Arrowhead’s Facebook page . Just click on the bottle below to view it, it is a quick video and I would love to know what you think:



My family recycles and  here are the things we are doing:

  • Use recycling bins located just outside of our kitchen.
  • Reuse glass bottles and containers when possible
  • Buy in bulk to reduce the amount of packaging
  • Pass on magazines and books to friends and libraries
  • We sometimes buy products made from recycled materials

What did you think of the video? How does your family recycle? Is recycling part of your family’s routine?


Disclosure: This is sponsored by Arrowhead Waters. All opinions are my own. 


  1. It’s sometimes frustrating trying to recycle, especially those styrofoam blocks! (I did find a solution: http://www.femme-de-finesse.com/recycle-4-savings/). I wish manufacturers would do a better job with packaging.
    I hoping our generation has established the three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) as the normal way to live our lives.

  2. I just LOVED the video!!


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