Why should I stop buying bottled water?

Did you know that Americans throw away 38 billion plastic water bottles a year? And they do not break down. I am asking all cafemom ladies to join me in stopping the madness!! All you have to do is buy one of those eviro friendly refillable water bottles and refill when needed with the water you already pay for from your faucet!! I know that some people don't like the way their water tastes. How about flavoring it with something like a squirt of lemon or orange? If we don't stop this waste it will only get worse and our children will be left with the mess. Let's join together and make it work!! Please?

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GMR

Asked by GMR at 10:14 AM on Feb. 6, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • I don't usually buy bottled water. We do our part with recycling plastic, aluminum, steal, card board and newspaper. We also try to buy "green" cleaning products.

    Christine0813

    Answer by Christine0813 at 10:16 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

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  • i don't use bottled water and we have free recycling and i recycle almost everything. even my old cell phones and computers. we also buy "green" cleaning products that are concentrated so less plastic is used!
    ArmyWifeMomof3

    Answer by ArmyWifeMomof3 at 10:21 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

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  • People can still afford bottled water?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:21 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

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  • I agree. We have a Pur water filter and water bottles filled in the fridge ready to go. GREAT POST!
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:24 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

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  • I buy bottled water and dont recycle. Yes people can afford it. If you cant afford $3.50 for 24 water bottles at walmart or the grocery store then idk what to say to that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:25 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

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  • Answered at 10:25 AM on Feb. 6, 2009 by: Anonymous
    I buy bottled water and dont recycle. Yes people can afford it. If you cant afford $3.50 for 24 water bottles at walmart or the grocery store then idk what to say to that.

    Same here...
    abbynzachsmommy

    Answer by abbynzachsmommy at 10:34 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

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  • Hrm, if you drink the amount of water per day that you are supposed to, that's $364 per person, per year. For a family of 4, that's just shy of $1500/yr. No thanks, I'll spend that somewhere else.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:44 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

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  • Absolutely! I try to get people to do this everyday. If not for the planet, for your health.


    The plastics used in throw-away bottles are potentially unsafe and the water is no better for you than your own tap water, filtered or not. It's so easy to buy a safe, BPA free water bottle and keep it filled with water from your home.


    I do it every day. Now, I can't stand the taste of bottled water.


    For the last two posters, why not recycle?

    CluelessCarrie

    Answer by CluelessCarrie at 10:46 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

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  • Also, I just thought of this. There has been a rise in the amount of cavities kids get because bottled water does not always have fluoride added to it.
    GMR

    Answer by GMR at 11:06 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

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  • we have a filter that we use, and fill up a sports bottle with it. when we want to take water.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:16 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

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