I came across a challenge on a msn home page this week and it got my noggin thinking. The article asked if we could kick the bottled water habit. There were some interesting facts and I would like to share them with you. (see below)
Bottled water is not my drink of choice and I don't buy a lot of it, but this still has gotten me thinking about all the waste we produce for the sake of convenience. We throw away a plastic bottle to save having to carry a reusable bottle. How lazy is that?? It is healthy for our body to consume all this water, but how healthy is it for our planet? And our pocket book?? Let's face it most bottled water is fancy shmancied tap water in a pretty bottle.
I was inspired by these facts and fetched my handy dandy Starbucks reusable water bottle sent to me by none other than Doozie. :o) thanks dooz!
exerpts from an article by Kelly Magill, publisher of Positively Green
In 2006, Americans spent $15 billion on bottled water and an estimated $16 billion in 2007. One can argue that it’s money down the drain. About 24 percent of bottled water is just filtered tap water such as Aquafina and Dasani. You can achieve exactly the same quality of water by installing a filter on your faucet at home. If the cost ($100 or less) of purchasing a filter for your home causes you to hesitate, consider this; you can buy a half-liter of bottled water for $1.35. If you filled this same bottle with filtered tap water once a day, it would take roughly 10 years before you spent that $1.35. However, if you purchased one bottle of water every day, after 10 years you will have spent $4,927.50.
**************************It's me again. The $$ alone would cause me to carry a reusable bottle around!!
I read on the msn site that it takes more water to produce the finished bottled water product than the bottle holds. Now isn't that just smart??
I pledge to drink more good ole tap water and stop wasting my money on other people's tap water. What about you? What do you do??