Thursday, September 20, 2007

Lose the bottle!

I share this article with you for the sake of those of you who feel bottled water is superior...

1. I realize that in some municipalities, the water tastes nasty. Maybe you can use giant containers which will cost the environment less packaging waste.)

2. This article does not apply to those of you in developing countries.

3. A radical suggestion for you: next time you go to a fast food restaurant, bring your own plastic cup with you. That will save waste, prevent a tiny bit of landfill creation and will cost the restaurant less.

6 comments:

Heather Jamison said...

We drink bottled water in Texas because you can actually, no joke, SMELL the water when it comes out of the tap. It's dense. Yuck!

And in Africa . . . well, you already know about that:). Bottled, straight up.

Julie Layne said...

Yep, another Texan here with stinky water. :-D I actually don't like the taste of most bottled waters, but for some reason Deja Blue tastes nearly as good as Colorado water to me! Hmm...wonder if it's actually Denver tap water?

regressivepresby said...

Last weekend, I was walking through Whole Foods, in a town that will remain nameless, and she hoisted a big 10 gallon (at least) bottle onto a shelf, under a spigot that came from a machine that had a regular water connection in back. It was some sort of filtration doohickey that turned city water into pure rocky mountianish spring water... not sure what she paid for it, but it seemed like the best of both worlds.

dm

Anonymous said...

I don't know why you are complaining about landfills....today's landfills are tomorrow's building sites! Archeology in developed areas demonstrates that we have a history of building on our past rubble to get a better view. :-)

Paul Merrill said...

I don't care if new mountains are made - it's just a waste of energy to cart our junk to the landfills when many times we'd be better off it we hadn't bought it in the first place.

Rob said...

Volvic, baby, Volvic is the best H2O anywhere. Case closed. Use it to make coffee, you'll never go back. It's expensive though.

(just thought I'd be one of those irritating knowitall types, for once.)