Thursday, August 16, 2007

The greenest cocktail around


















"I'll have the fresh local tapwater, no ice, in a reusable glass please".

A line to send a date running? Perhaps for now, but might not be so far fetched in the near future.

Bottled water has been in the public eye of late, for a host of human and ecological health reasons - not that the two aren't intimately connected...

*People are noticing the global plastic bottle pileup, from city streets to "pristine" beaches - synthetic shite is EVERYWHERE. And thousands upon thousands of the plastic empties wind up at sea.

* Then theres the rip off factor: bottled water may just be tap water in an appealing plastic package. So essentially, you're buying the plastic. Which is made from petroleum, and may leach crap into your water anways, so.....hardly seems like a good deal.

From the 4 year NRDC study, "Bottled Water: Pure Drink or Pure Hype"?:

"According to government and industry estimates, about one fourth of bottled water is bottled tap water (and by some accounts, as much as 40 percent is derived from tap water) -- sometimes with additional treatment, sometimes not."

Comforting.

So instead of getting suckered in by "pure fountain of youth" marketing schemes, think outside the bottle. Love your tap - love your ocean - love your body - bring your own.

3 comments:

Some Random Girl said...

I have always dragged water around with me even before (like for the last 15 years) it was so easy. I would take a glass with me with water in it. huh? you say.....yes, and even though the plastic water bottles would take the glasses place I used the water bottles OVER AND OVER again. so much so that they looked pretty beat down. I am just glad that I found my aluminum klean kanteen! I LOVE IT!!!!

Allie said...

Yeah, I have a stainless steel water bottle now. I take it with me whenever I leave the house, even if I think I won't be out long. Then I'm never tempted to buy bottled water. My wallet isn't hurting for it either.

I just came across your site. I love it!

chocmoon said...

Hi. I like your site. I agree about bottled water. It's so easy to just buy a reusable water botte. Not to mention it's cheaper and less heavy to carry from the store!