This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aladdin. All opinions are 100% mine.
Are you wondering what the “Do the Reuse Challenge” is all about?Â Its “you” making a commitment to give up disposable paper cups, water bottles, or food containers for 30 days.Â Think you can do it?Â Everyone is welcome to the challenge and 9 families are going to blog about their 30 day adventure.
For quite some time our family has been using reusable water bottles and coffee mugs when we go on our jobs.Â Bring them home, throw them in the dishwasher and they are ready for the next day.Â But, I just recently found out that Aladdin makes some really neat and nice looking reusable items.
Did you know that:
Seven million barrels of oil are used to produce the disposable bottles Americans go through in one year.
In the United States, 50 billion disposable water bottles are consumed per year; 137,000 per day; 1,585 per second.
It costs about $165 a year to make drip coffee at home versus $636 to buy drip coffee at your local cafe?.
Unless we change our habits, 23 billion paper coffee cups will be thrown out in 2010.
Nine dollars will generally cover a decent lunch out. If you buy rather than pack a lunch five days a week, you shell out about $2,350 a year.
I don’t have money to waste on disposable items and much prefer to have something I can use daily.Â So, take the challenge for 30 days and see how easy it is to “reuse” your everyday bottles and cups.
You can also follow Aladdin on Facebook.
I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!