Are you up for a challenge?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aladdin. All opinions are 100% mine.


What is it you ask?  
Aladdin is challenging us to give up  disposable paper cups, water bottles, or food containers for 30 days!  Everyone’s welcome to participate (the more, the better!), and 9 families will be blogging about their experience on their website.
Over a year ago, my family switched from paper towels to reusable cloths for all of our cleaning at home, and we often pack our travel mugs and reusable water bottles to forgo using paper and plastic, but I know we can do more!  We have a bad habit of buying a case of water and putting it in the freezer to take on trips... those bottles contribute to the more than 50 BILLION water bottles consumed each year - that breaks down to 137,000 per day; 1,585 per second. 
Some other statistics I learned at Aladdin are:
● Seven million barrels of oil are used to produce the disposable bottles Americans go through in one year. 
● It costs about $165 a year to make drip coffee at home versus $636 to buy drip coffee at your local café. 
● 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.
If you accept the Do The Reuse Challengee, and want to kit yourself out with the latest and greatest in reusable products you’ll be able to get discounts and free shipping on selected Aladdin products through our website, That way you can save a little on Aladdin mugs, bottles and snack containers, which will help you save even more. Pretty neat.
I'm accepting the Do The Reuse Challenge and making a commitment to carry my reusable water bottle and make my tea at home this month - will you join me?  
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