Sponsored Post: Aladdin's Do the Reuse Challenge Helps You Save Money, Be Healthier, and Go Green
September 21, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Aladdin. All opinions are 100% mine.
Aladdin, the maker of all sorts of reusable water bottles and other containers, recently launched their “Do the Reuse Challenge.” Basically, it’s a 30-day commitment to give up disposable paper cups, water bottles, or food containers. They found 9 regular families who are blogging about their experience in real time – and we think it’s a great idea to join them and accept the challenge too.
Some reasons accepting this challenge for 30 days (and beyond!) makes a lot of sense:
1. You’ll Save Money
Using food containers like the one shown above will help you save money – you’ll be packing more lunches for yourself and your kids. As an example, say you spend $9 a day on lunch during the work week. That’s $2,350 you’ve spent over the course of a year, just for one person! Multiply that number if your kids and hubby are eating out too. Scary.
2. You’ll Be Healthier
We all know (but are probably in denial) about how eating out is unhealthy. Having reusable food and drink containers ready means you’ll pick exactly what you eat, and you’ll drink more water. We should all be doing this already!
3. You’ll Help the Earth
We like the idea of being more green. Seven million barrels of oil are used to produce the disposable bottles Americans go through in one year – that’s a heck of a lot of oil. Aladdin reusable containers don’t cost much and are a one-time investment – they are practically indestructible. And the food container we show here? It’s recycled – and recyclable! Help out the planet, and get your kids involved too – you’ll smile when you think about the good you’re doing.