What’s Next: Greener Living With Eco-Friendly Water Bottles

For decades, we have been urged to be kind to Mother Earth, leave our environment better than when we were here, to live “greener.” At Campus Crest Communities we have adopted this as one of our core initiatives. As part of the initiative that we call NEXT, we have made a commitment to balanced living. Leading a balanced life means taking care of our bodies, minds and spirits while taking care of the planet too. That’s why we educate and empower our employees and residents to lead healthy, sustainable lives. Whether it’s utilizing our on-site fitness centers, choosing a green cleaning product, or winning the Recyclpalooza competition, we want everyone to live in a way that is good for them and good for the planet.

This has gotten easier with the arrival of recycling. After all, who doesn’t feel good about recycling their plastic water bottles?

The problem, however, is that many of these bottles don’t make it to the recycling bin and instead end up in landfills that are already overrun with too much trash.

Enter Las Vegas-based Alkame Water, a company that is combating this problem by creating a water bottle that is designed to be biodegradable in landfills, as well as recyclable with other plastics. Alkame bottles do not require special storage, will not break down by heat, light, moisture or stress, and are BPA-free as well as 100 percent recyclable.

To accomplish what few others have been able to do, Alkame has enlisted BioSphere—a company dedicated to “giving back to society through global awareness education” to create its bottles by using a material that is structured in such a way that once the bottle is in a landfill it degrades from within as well as on the surface. This composition is designed to speed up the bio-degradation process by increasing the overall area that can decompose.

“The qualifications in order to be considered biodegradable are that the material must be scientifically proven to break down completely and return to nature in a short time frame,” BioSphere notes on its website.

Alkame’s formula includes oxygenation that improves aerobic capacity and enhances energy, antioxidants that can boost the immune system, and mild alkalinity for more effective hydration.

We are very fortunate to live in a time where technology is helping to lead the charge to greener, more balanced living.

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Ted Rollins is the Co-Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Campus Crest. He co-founded Campus Crest in 2004 and established it as a leading developer, builder, owner and manager of high-quality, purpose-built student housing properties located in targeted U.S. markets.

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