Life in the Green Lane

Environmental journalist Candice Batista shares video clips and eco-savvy advice from her TV show, A Greener Toronto.

I love new green products, especially if they are really green and help people take that first step in leading a more sustainable life. One of the most important ways to do that is to get rid of plastic. If you don’t do anything else, at least do this as plastic is literally choking this planet. The first thing you can do is buy a reusable water bottle. By now I am sure most of you have heard about SIGG and Kleen Canteen, but now you can take the reusable bottle one step further. The new EcoUsable, is the world's only Environmentally Safe Stainless Steel Filtered Water Bottle. If you are worried about tap water (don’t be, in Toronto its very safe to drink) this is a great alternative. You can enjoy filtered tap water on the go, instantly filtered as you drink through the ech2o Ionic-Adsorption, Micro-Filtration System! This exclusive filter removes up to 99.99% of pollutants for up to 100 gallons of great tasting filtered water. Filters tap, stream, river, lake and pool water. Everything but salt water.  I have been using it for about 2 weeks and I love it. It retails for $80.00 and is available at or email   Eighty buck sounds high, but remember its cheaper than all the bottled water you buy in a month. Visit the website to find out how to care for the bottle. Cheers! Eco Candy.