Oreste D’Arconte: Kicking the water bottle habit

I love bottled water.
It’s so, well, portable.
That said, I’m giving up bottled water.
Heading down to Truro on The Cape a few weeks back, I stopped at a Ben & Jerry’s on Route 6 to use the restroom.
I learned, on the bottle, that: Americans use 50 billion disposable bottles a year.
It takes 6 ounces of oil to make and deliver a 20-ounce disposable water bottle.
Disposable water bottles can take over 400 years to decompose.
Thanks for the papers Thanks to Lorrie Kenney of Attleboro for a copy of The Irish Times from Dublin.
So you’re so smart… Last week I bet you couldn’t tell me what popular website is named after the No.
Now, I bet you can’t tell me what British schools are removing from classrooms because students can’t read them.

Store water and kick the plastic bottle

and County Road 540A in Lakeland in the days before Hurricane Irma hit.
[SCOTT WHEELER/THE LEDGER] @mikewferguson BARTOW — The aftermath of a hurricane tends to lead to a lot of water outdoors, but having enough indoors is an essential part of preparedness.
But collapsible 5-gallon water bags, jerry cans and coolers make it easy to store drinking water in the short term, and buckets, bathtubs and barrels make easy work of saving water for “gray” uses like flushing toilets and cleaning up.
“You want to store as much as you can.
People with illnesses, children, nursing mothers and those living in hot environments will require more.
“They’re usually not good for long-term use, but they can last for a few weeks,” Callendar said.
When it comes to large containers such as rain barrels, Callender said those are not ideal for storing drinking water.
When it comes to water for all uses, FEMA recommends at least one gallon per person in the household per day.
If there’s any doubt about whether the water is safe for consumption, Callendar said it’s best to boil it.
“You have to make sure it’s sanitary,” Callender said.

Students banned from drinking school water amid lead contamination fears

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan is demanding answers from state bureaucrats who failed to test new schools for lead contamination, forcing hundreds of Perth students to drink bottled water yesterday. Two schools, Doubleview Primary School and Southern Grove Primary School, have now been cleared. But Rapids Landing Primary School, Aveley North Primary School and Aveley Secondary College students are still banned from drinking from the taps at their schools. Mr McGowan is blaming public servants, who did…