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Home Living : October 26th 2010
HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, October 26, 2010 3 Ditch the plastic » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING AS the mercury starts to soar, there's a call for Australians to ditch expensive, unfashionable and potentially dangerous plastic bottled water in favour of non-toxic, reusable alternatives. Ash N Juls founder Ms Pei-Shan Wu says many mass-produced plastics are manufactured using the compound Bisphenol A (BPA). Ms Wu said BPA was known to migrate into and contaminate food and water stored in plastic containers, increasing the risk of serious health problems such as certain cancers and diabetes, and decreasing fertility. ''As a nation, we are taking some really positive steps to curb our behaviours. We've seen entire suburbs and schools ban bottled water and free public drinking fountains with filtered water are finally being reinstalled in popular locations,'' Ms Wu says. National Water Week (October 17-23) is a great event for individuals to change their water-drinking habits. ''There are cheap and funky alternatives like taking a reusable stainless steel bottle with you when travelling or seeking out BPA-free plastic containers,'' Ms Wu says. ''Over time this will save you huge amounts of money, the health of you and your family, plus you'll be reducing your carbon footprint,'' she says. Consider these facts: Blind tests show we can't tell the difference between tap and bottled water, so why do we waste about $500 billion a year on bottled water? Drinking one bottle of water has the same environmental impact as driving a car for a kilometre. Tap water costs about $2 for 1000 litres yet many bottled water brands charge more than that for one litre. It takes 10 litres of water to make a 1 litre disposable plastic water bottle with about 200 millilitres of crude oil going into its production, packaging, transportation and refrigeration. Details: 1300 799 031, ashnjuls.com.au APOLLO® PATIOS Patios Pergolas Carports Decks Screened & Glass Enclosures 4647 8850 www.apollopatio.com.au Construction by Apollo Additions 166046c * conditions apply * Mighty Kitchens & Bathrooms 97961500 2194789i hlc wk9 y p y y r 30 years experience in the building trade. Chesworths Call us for a quote 9831 5984 or visit our website www.chesworths.com.au We offer High Quality Home Extensions and Additions to suit your budget. Thinking of Extending Your Home? Home Improvements Pty Ltd Bld Lic R99697 2106000K HLS wk2 not has an impressive range of brand new clients with homes in your area to "show your new kitchen for our brochure when Kitcheners Kitchens made just for youTM ® HL70 www.waratahwardrobes.com.au FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No. 160400C 2070199i hln wk50 built-in WARDROBES Lifetime Warranty Free Measure & Quote Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes Renovation of existing Wardrobes Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames Hinged or sliding Federation Doors Frameless Shower Screens Contact your local advertising consultant for information or call 9689 5395. Reach renovators and decorators. Source: Engaging Communities, The Leading Edge (June 2008)
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