My kids both play on a tennis team and one of the ‘rules’ of the governing body states that water must be provided for the players at every match. That sounds like a good plan, right? Wouldn’t want a bunch of dehydrated kids running around on the tennis courts. However, this rule means that every single week somebody must provide bottled water and this week it is me. I LOATH bottled water. I really and truly see bottled water as the epitome of everything that is wrong with society today. We just throw money at something that we could otherwise get for FREE and then add the resulting trash to our already overflowing waste system.
Think About This Thursday
Bottled Water: Why are you buying it?
Think about this: According to StatisticBrain.com, the average person buys 167 bottles of drinking water every year which has created a totally unnecessary multibillion dollar industry. The bottled water industry contributes tons of waste to our environment, not to mention the pollution created during production of those convenient plastic bottles. Unless you are living in a third world country, your tap water is most likely not so bad that you can’t drink it right from the faucet. In fact, 30 percent of bottled water IS actually tap water! I’m not naming brands here but chances are your bottled water isn’t actually from some pure mountain stream like you think it is. And besides, do you know how many animals PEE in those mountain streams. Mountain water isn’t all that clean either so why pay so much money for it? Taste tests have actually shown that in side by side comparisons, most people prefer the taste of actual tap water! Crazy, huh? Check out the video below to learn more about the totally manufactured demand for bottled water.
There are a lot of little things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and ditching the bottled water is one of them. So, how do you do this? It is really pretty simple…stop wasting your money on disposable plastic filled with not quite so tasty water! You have a faucet in your house. Use it! Buy a reusable water bottle and a filter system for your sink and start saving the planet while you save a few dollars!
- Head over to CreativeGreenLiving.com and learn how to make an etched glass water bottle to carry your tap water in style!
- Pledge to Take Back the Tap! on Food and Water Watch. Share the pledge with your own followers to raise awareness!
- Learn more about what’s in your drinking water and how to choose a water filter system.
- Learn more about bottled water at The Green Divas!
Don’t leave home without a reusable water bottle for you and your kids. Teach your children early that water comes from a TAP, not from a disposable plastic water bottle that you buy at the local mini mart. Green and healthy habits start when kids are young so teach them to carry a reusable water bottle with them when they go out!