Asked by Anonymous at 10:26 AM on Jul. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by SarahColbert at 11:08 AM on Jul. 9, 2009
I've read several reports that say that bottled drinking water in many cases is no better than what comes out of your tap, and in some cases worse. If your tap water tastes bad or is high in chlorine (smells like bleach) use a tap filter, something like a Britta or similar. Have a few reusable bottles or thermoses on hand to carry water in and try not to buy any more water than you have to. In most cases it is an unnecessary expense and contributes to landfill.
Answer by pagan_mama at 11:24 AM on Jul. 9, 2009
I think its a very green move, and I commend them. In the city where I work bottled watter is assessed an extra tax. I use to love bottled water, but it was my most non-green habit and it needed to go.
Those plastic bottles take 1.5 million barrells of oil each year to make just the bottles of water that Americans drink. Plus the oil in gasoline it costs to transport "spring" water from places like Fiji.
Plus they take awhile to disintegrate, and certain plastics release harmful gases into the air when they are decomposing.
Go with a reusable like Klean Kanteen http://www.kleankanteen.com/ More pricey at first glance, but will save you money overtime, and save the environment :o)
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