(StatePoint) Every consumer choice you make has an impact on the environment. Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a great time to evaluate how you can make simple changes for a healthier planet.

For example, the average school-age child using disposable lunch containers generates 67 pounds of waste per school year; and every 27 hours, Americans consume enough bottled water to circle the entire equator with plastic bottles. Unfortunately only one-sixth of those bottles are recycled.

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Rethinking the products you purchase can help steer you toward recyclable, reusable and biodegradable options. Consider incorporating reusable lunch boxes, water bottles and other food containers in your family’s daily routine. You’ll save hundreds of dollars, conserve energy and reduce the amount of waste you create.

For simple everyday ideas and products to help reduce waste, visit www.Nalgene.com.

This year make every day Earth Day by being an earth-conscious consumer. Don’t landfill.  Make going green easy. Reuse and Refill!