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Green Tip: Another Use for Water Bottles

What better time to start a theme than the first day of a new month? Look for "Green Tips" every Thursday morning at Mom In Progress.

Today's tip is one I am proud to say we use every day. It only takes a little initiative and a few empty plastic water bottles. If you haven't made a habit yet of toting a reusable water bottle, here's a good way to recycle a few.

You'll need one empty bottle for each toilet in your home. Put either some sand or small rocks in first to weigh it down. Add water to fill completely. Put on cap. (Extra tip: if it has a pastic wrapper, take that off now.) Take the lid off of your toilet tank and submerge the bottle on one side making sure to keep it away from mechanics.

Try a flush to make sure everything works properly. Replace the tank lid. Now, every time you flush, you are saving the amount of water that bottle takes up (about 16 oz. for the standard size water bottle). That adds up fast!

It's so simple, I hope you'll take some time to do this today... and tell a friend!

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