It was a good idea in the beginning. It used to be that if you wanted a drink of something while you were out, it was sweet syrup drinks that were carbonated. If you wanted a drink of water, then you needed to go to a water fountain. That wasn’t so bad back in the day, however, we have become more “bacteria” conscious from a health perspective and we all know that the water we drink directly out of the tap has been used by at least 20 other people in many different ways and may not be the best beverage in the world.
Yep, that is what I said, our water is full of “Lord knows what”. AND when you think about it, there really is only “so much” water available. It moves around with the clouds, but the process is the same. Rain, evaporation, clouds and more rain.
Back to the topic at hand. We started using water bottles because we became more aware of the toxins in our water supply. Here is the sad and scary thing. That bottled water industry has never really been very regulated. If you buy water that says Spring water, you can be drinking water out of someone else’s tap. (They pay a penny a gallon, re-bottle it, send it across the country at these steep gas prices and then charge 75 cents to $3 for a 12 oz bottle) pretty big profit margins eh?
Now, you have a plastic bottle that leaches plasticizers into the water you are drinking which have been proven to be carcinogens, and then we must dispose of the container ( usually into our land fills). Recycled would be the choice of preference. And above all, DO NOT drink from a Water Bottle that has been sitting inside your car, heated by the sun. These plasticizers have been found in the tumors that have been removed from women’s breasts. PLUS, Pure water will leach the impurities found from with that PVC manufactured bottle. Be choosy WHAT you drink and be even choosier on what you drink it out of.
Here is my opinion, for what it’s worth. The convenience of bottled water is wonderful. It certainly ranks high over drinking soda. If we just used it as a convenience item rather than a daily use item, we could make a powerful impact on our landfills. Sort of like Diapers….. I always thought of the disposable as a waste of money and harmful to the environment, but they were a great solution for travel.
If we all would just make these kinds of small changes, our world would be a much better place for our future generation.
Be part of the solution, not the pollution.