Thursday, November 16, 2006

My public service announcement for the day

I just read this article about bottled water vs. tap water. While I have always known that bottled water wasn't any better for me than tap, I have continued to buy it (somewhat infrequently) because it is so convenient to grab a bottle as I am running out the door. But I didn't think about the environmental consequences. Did you know that it can take 1,000 years for a plastic water bottle to degrade? While I recycle at home, it is rare to find a bottle recycling can while out and about, so I tend to just toss it in a trash can. Again, lazy am I.

No more. Today I head out to buy some reusable water bottles and a decent filter. M will be thrilled, he will get his reusable seltzer maker too.