by Michael dEstries
Categories: Film/TV.

greys.jpgWe’ve heard of restaurants taking steps to ban bottled water from their menus, but this is the first time we’ve seen a television series enact the same policy.

ABC’s hit series Grey’s Anatomy has taking plastic out of the equation and issued all cast and crew a thermos instead. Actress Brooke Smith  joined the cast this year and was surprised by the green initiative. From the article,

“Smith, who has made several guest appearances in previous seasons of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ says, ‘I got a bottle. I got a little thermos. I think one thing that should be mentioned and applauded is that they have banished plastic bottles from the set. Isn’t that cool? It’s the first time I’ve seen it. The thermos says ‘Grey’s Anatomy Season 4.’ You have to be responsible with that thermos. You have to bring it with you.'”

Nice, right? It’s great to see a show (that isn’t a part of NBC’s green campaign) making smart moves to help out the world. It’s just another reason to watch and see if Meredith and McDreamy will get back together. Not that I, um, care…

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

View all posts by Michael dEstries →
  • Emma

    I love it…one small step…

  • Charlie

    Sadly, it doesn’t make the slightest difference to the world or anything in it, but if it makes you feel all warm and green inside then I guess it’s a good thing…

  • Dick Burger

    You’re an asshole.

  • Chris

    It’s a start at least. That’s why I’m doing my part and not having kids either. There are already 6+ Billion carbon footprints stomping around, I don’t need to add more.

  • Mary

    Hi there,

    I am actually in the bottled water business. I think it’s great that companies/restaurants are actually banning plastic bottles because it is filling the landfills. We bottle our water in glass. It is much more eco-friendly and doesn’t release any type of toxins into the water like plastic. If you have a chance check out our site its

  • Pingback: Allie’s Answers » Blog Archive » What’s Going On()

  • no thanks

    Thanks, Mary but you won’t scam anyone on this site — I think most of us would rather drink tap water than import it (from your site):

    “Delicious is proudly bottled at its natural source in Patagonia surrounded by twenty acres of virgin forest and snow-capped mountains.”

  • nick

    it’s great to see more celebrities getting involved with this issue. The website has been doing a lot of work to curb bottled water and promote tap water. There is info, a pledge, and an online activism kit that I encourage all of you to check out.

  • Pingback: Plastic water bottles banned from set of Grey's Anatomy »

  • Marsha

    I think it is wonderful that the Grey’s Anatomy set has banned bottled water! We at Swellz share the same mission and think people should carry their own local water in a TapSack. Why increase fuel- trucking water around the country when we can fill our own reusable – non plastic Swellz TapSack with our own tap water. Check out our site for responsible hydration! Be Swellz, Marsha

  • Pingback: Eco-Friendly Bottled Water Will Represent At The Golden Globes // Archives // :: the latest in green gossip()

  • http://none Dawna

    Dear no thanks, you are REAL smart if you think tap water is cool to drink. Ya I guess it is if you like cloreine and floried, which when combinded have been prooven to cause heart desies. Ya…..drink up, looser. Some bottled waters are good for you. YOU ARE WHAT YOU DRINK! Your body cant fully absorbe water that has chemicals in it. The cells inside your body actually close up when they sence anything un-natural.

  • matty

    Now if ABC (and the other networks) would ban adverts for bottled water we’d be off to an even better start. Of course, I don’t expect that to happen anytime soon…

    On an unrelated subject, why is it that the majority of people who flame other posts (or their authors) have absolutely no capacity for grammar or spelling? Unless I have been out of the loop for so long that I am unaware of the current slang like “desies” and “floried”… what exactly are you talking about, Dawna? Expressing opinions and personal choices is great, but christ, at least make it somewhat comprehensible. By the way, there are plenty of safe, ecologically sound ways to filter tap water.

    Back on topic – please post proof that “some bottled waters are good for you”. Independent, certified sources please.

  • michelle

    I like it! We can all make wiser decisions hat will be less harmful to our planet. Get more info about bottled water at