By Nina Wu
LUSH Cosmetics stores in Hawaii are asking the public to "take back the tap" by saying no to bottled water for two weeks starting July 27.
The Hawaii stores (Ala Moana Center and 713 Front St. in Lahaina, Maui) are part of 179 LUSH shops across the U.S. asking the public to take control of their water future and to switch to only reusable water bottles. In case you're looking, many stainless steel ones are available from Klean Kanteen, Crocodile Creek and Thermos Foogo. S'well bottles are really cool, too.
"Plastic convenience bottles are unnecessary as there are far superior, more viable options that exist," says Shama Alexander, environmental officer for LUSH Cosmetics North America. "Research proves it is far better for your health to drink from a glass or coated metal bottle than from a disposable plastic bottle. A personal bottle can be reused endlessly, saving plastic from being discarded and saving consumers quite a bit of money in the long run."
LUSH Cosmetics encourages consumers to carry a reusable bottle, choose tap whenever possible and be educated about your local water supply.