Buck the Bottled Water Trend & Win $250 and more with Filters Fast

Enter our new contest for a chance to win $250 and products that will help you buck the bottled water trend!

Filters Fast wants to make sure you buck the nasty trend that is bottled water. To do so, we’ll be giving away a free product each week to one lucky fan. One week it might be a Klean Kanteen water bottle, or a Vapur anti-bottle, or a Brita pitcher — but rest assured, whatever it is will promote drinking filtered tap water instead of bottled water, which is bad for you, your wallet, and your world.

But that’s not all — on September 1, we’ll randomly draw one fan to receive a $250 Visa gift card.

So how do you enter?

Simple: All we want you to do is “like” us on our Filters Fast Facebook page, which can be found at www.facebook.com/filtersfast. Click on the “like” button just one time and you’re entered for every one of our weekly contests, including the grand prize drawing on September 1.

We will post the weekly contest giveaways each Monday on our Facebook page.

Weekly winners will be announced every Friday, the first Friday being July 9. Please note that you do not have to wait until July 1 to enter to win. The earlier you “like” us, the better, as you’ll be entered into each contest thereafter.

Contest Rules

You must “like” the Filters Fast Facebook at the time of each drawing to qualify. After “liking” the Facebook page, you will be entered for all of our contests thereafter. Just like us once and continue liking us, in other words, to maintain your eligibility.

Filters Fast employees and their family members are not eligible for this contest. Weekly winners and the grand prize winner of the $250 gift card will be chosen at random.

“Eco-Friendly” Bottled Water? Part Two: Paper (Well, almost)

Part one of this series on “eco-friendly” bottled water introduced you to bioplastics.  We now continue with paper.  Drink up.  And don’t forget to plant a tree when you’re done.

Paper Bottle

Design firm, Brand Image has created the 360 bottle – a disposable water bottle made out of recyclable paper.  With a one-of-a-kind design, this bottle is likely to attract consumers, but is less likely to find its way into a recycling bin after use – making it just as wasteful as recyclable plastic.

h20 :: Natural Spring Water

“Save the planet one drink at a time…” One writer calls this greenwashed nonsense,” and I might have to agree.  h20 is packaged in a carton that is “mostly paper,” but that contains aluminum, plastic, and other materials that make it very difficult to recycle.  Although its rectangular shape makes transporting more efficient and saves energy, this product still contributes to environmental degradation in ways that filtered tap water in a reusable stainless steel bottle simply wouldn’t.

Boxed Water

Similar to the h20 brand, 76 percent of the Boxed Water container is made from a renewable resource – trees.  Again, because the packages can be flattened and shipped to fillers, transporting Boxed Water is much more efficient than transporting plastic or glass bottles.  But is Boxed Water Really Better? The company claims that it will give ten percent of its profits to world water relief foundations, and another ten percent to reforestation efforts.  These practices have yet to be officially implemented since the inception of the Boxed Water brand in 2008 – but according to the website, they “can’t wait to start giving!”  And, is ten percent really enough to recover all of the losses from the deforestation required by the manufacturing of this product?  Nice try, Boxed Water, but at this point, my vote still goes to the reusable stainless steel container – it’s just as convenient, less costly, and less wasteful.