Saturday, February 16, 2008

ixna the plastic

The last time I recycled I was agast at how many plastic water bottles I had accumulated. I LOVE bubblie water and rarely drink the flat stuff. How could I give up the plastic and still get my water??? I made a commitment to find out.
I investigated soda siphons at Cash & Carry (our resturant supply store) and found out that they are expensive and most folks didn't feel like the water was carbonated enough. Half flat water is not appealing so I looked further.
I finally found Soda Club!
I received my new machine yesterday and I must say I am soooooo excited. I can make it as bubblie as I like! This product rocks!!

From the soda club website:

Drink to the Earth
Americans drink more than 55 billion liters of soda and seltzer each year. That's almost 200 liters — about 600 cans! — for every adult and child in the United States. And, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, that adds 10 1/2 cubic feet of packaging per American — over 3 billion cubic feet! — in our landfills and recycling facilities every year.
With a Soda-Club home soda maker, you'll enjoy freshly made, great tasting seltzer and soda in just seconds ... and you'll be helping our environment by drastically reducing waste from store-bought cans and bottles. And with no batteries or electricity, you can use your soda maker in your kitchen, outdoors on your patio or deck, or on your boat or RV.
Reduces Packaging: Reusable Bottles and Concentrated Sodamix
- No bottles or cans to recycle or throw away- Saves thousands of containers for a family of four in a year- Carbonating bottles last for three years - Highly concentrated sodamix minimizes packaging
A family of four could slash their home soft-drink-related packaging usage by over 90%, simply by using a Soda-Club soda maker. That's a whole lot of cans and bottles that won't end up polluting our environment. Soda-Club's plastic carbonating bottles are reusable for up to three years, and Penguin glass carbonating carafes will last even longer than that with proper care. A typical American will toss away over 1500 aluminum cans (and/or hundreds of plastic 2-liter bottles) over three years — while a Soda-Club owner will use just one or two reusable carbonating bottles or carafes that come with the home soda maker.
Soda-Club's highly concentrated sodamix syrups also dramatically reduce waste. A single bottle of sodamix will make 12 liters of soda, the equivalent of 34 cans or six 2-liter bottles. Choose from over 25 regular, diet and caffeine-free flavors including Cola, Root Beer, Lemon-Lime and fruit combos like Cranberry-Raspberry, Apple-Peach and Pink Grapefruit. Take a sip, enjoy ... and feel good that you're helping the environment.
Saves Energy: No Electricity, No Batteries, No Transport Miles- No batteries or electricity- Reduces energy used to manufacture bottles and cans- Reduces gas and pollution from shipping packaged beverages- Eliminates pollution from batteries
Operating without batteries or electricity, Soda-Club home soda makers are highly energy-efficient small appliances. Appliances that work without electricity improve the environment by cutting down on the emissions generated by electrical plants, giving us cleaner air and ground water.
By operating completely on power supplied by the compressed air in the carbonator — an easily renewable fuel source — Soda-Club does not contribute to environmental pollution made by batteries. Empty carbonators are returned to Soda-Club to be cleaned, inspected and refilled with CO2 drawn naturally from the air. Carbonators are reusable as long as they remain in good condition.
Storebought soda and sparking water travels hundreds of miles from the bottling plant to the store shelf, usually in trucks that get fewer than 10 miles to the gallon. Instead, Soda-Club uses the water that's already in your home, saving literally tons of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere.

3 comments: said...

I have drank 2-3 liters of water everyday since I got my soda club machine! WoW! Who knew water could be so fun & yummy?!?!
~L said...

Hey Laura, I know of you from the library lectures. I just read your blog about bubbly water. I've been pretty addicted myself in the past. But I have heard that there is too much sodium and it's not good for your bones. (?) Anyway, I live in Arcata and I get REALLLLY great water from Miss Auya's water store on 18th street. OMG! It's really good and it's filtered for our Humboldt needs. They are super nice people. Not sure where you live, but I thought I'd just mention it. I hope you are doing well. I think your job sounds super fun!! said...

I just double checked and guess what?!?! The Soda Club machine adds NO SODIUM to the water! Yet another reason to make the switch!