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60+ Million Plastic Bottles enter our Oceans, Bays & Rivers every year!
|Monday, February 21, 2011|
Drinking Water Containers – Fashionable & Eco-friendly?
You would think there’s not a decent source of water for thousands of miles, considering the billions of dollars we spend on bottled drinking water. Containers with a brand name attached give us the impression that somehow we are guaranteeing our safety or quality. Not only is this an expensive misconception, needlessly wasting our money and energy, we desecrate our planet and our environment.
Every year, Americans alone consume and dispose of 60,000,000 + bottles. While the recycling emphasis is “fashionable”, only one out of 10 bottles actually gets recycled. The rest pile up in our landfills, potentially sitting there for the next millennium. Sadly, many not properly disposed of end up in the habitats of other life, detrimental to its existence.
In reality, each plastic drinking water container requires 3-5 times the water to produce than it can actually hold. Generally speaking, plastic bottles are petroleum based and require as much as 2,000 times more energy than that from the tap to produce. It is little wonder that we often pay several times that of a gallon of gas for just such convenience; in essence, we are squandering even more of our oil producing these bottles.
There are less wasteful and even convenient alternatives. Many are drinking in style with aluminum, glass, or stylish mugs, filled straight from the tap. If taste is an issue, consider a filter for your faucet or your home. There are some companies now offering the best of both options, drinking water containers that have small dispensable filters fixed at their tops.
Now that you know this, find yourself a drinking water container that can be used over and over again. Not only will you be saving money, but will be saving your planet and environment. What you drink from can be yet another way in which you personalize and express yourself; keeping the Earth in mind does so in more ways than one!
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|P.P.S. Help our environment & generations to come by using filtered water daily!!|