Do the planet a favor: Ditch the bottle
Do the planet a favor: Ditch the bottle.
With Earth Day having recently passed April 22, I thought I’d take some time to celebrate it by grousing to the world about why bottled water gets on my last nerve.
All those bottles — and I cringe to think how many are discarded without being recycled.
Yes, quality of drinking water is important.
The thing I find most fascinating is that somebody out there found a way to sell people ordinary water.
Two or three decades ago you probably would have laughed at the idea of buying bottled water, but now everybody is doing it (and some others are making a lot of money).
The other thing that irritates me is the prevalence of people drinking water all the time, in every situation.
Even in an exercise class I find it weird that someone can’t go an hour without hitting the bottle.
As an aside, if you’re going to consume alcohol — responsibly — when you go out, drink beer on tap rather than anything from a bottle or can, as this poses the same kinds of recycling issues as bottled water.
Arm yourself with a filter and a reusable bottle for those just-in-case situations.