Think Outside the Bottle


I’m not talking about alcohol. I’m talking about getting away from water bottles. While it may be acceptable to keep a few water bottles around the house for emergencies (natural disasters, water main breaks, et cetera), water bottles are a disastrous concept.

Think Outside the Bottle

According to ThinkOutsideTheBottle.org, water bottles contributed 4 million billion pounds of plastic waste to landfills and as litter last year. Also, manufacturing of the bottles consumed 17 million barrels of oil last year or enough for a million cars for a year.

Time and again I’ve read reports from numerous sources that bottled water is no safer than that of municipal water. Often enough, fancy, expensive bottled water comes right the tap like your water does. True, some companies do filter it before filling the bottles but you can too. Invest in a Brita or Pur water filter and enjoy the same clean taste for significantly less cost. You can cut down on your financial expenses that way but you can also cut down on the amount of plastic you use (which is great since it never goes away) and even reduce our dependence on fossil fuels as we won’t need as much since we won’t be transporting all that water.

ThinkOutsideTheBottle has a pledge on their website. Sign it and agree to ease up on the bottles, just not the water. Water is good for you. Drink up.

For more on the impact of bottled water, see Wikipedia. Wikipedia has all the information on this one fully cited and ready for scrutiny. Just please, don’t ignore the facts here.

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