Be More Green With San Mateo Event Center: Green Report: San Mateo Event Center – keeping Dolphins happy!

Posted on December 22, 2011

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Thank you San Mateo Event Center staff – you are making dolphins happy!

The San Mateo Event Center management team has provided all staff a Camelbak BPA Free water bottle.  Staff, has been asked to use the reusable bottles to cut down on garbage as part of the San Mateo Event Centers ongoing mission to green the venue.  The next step will be to install water filtration systems to replace the delivery of water which will save the venue money after the initial investment.

Water Bottle Factoid:  From Mother Nature Network

“Did you know that Bottled water produces up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year. According to Food and Water Watch, that plastic requires up to 47 million gallons of oil per year to produce. And while the plastic used to bottle beverages is of high quality and in demand by recyclers, over 80 percent of plastic bottles are simply thrown away. That assumes empty bottles actually make it to a garbage can. Plastic waste is now at such a volume that vast eddies of current-bound plastic trash now spin endlessly in the world’s major oceans. This represents a great risk to marine life, killing birds and fish which mistake our garbage for food.” (and killing cute dolphins).

5-other reasons why not to drink bottled water: http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/5-reasons-not-to-drink-bottled-water

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