Sunday, November 18, 2007

Did you know? Water Bottle Challenge

That recycling isn't just about tree hugging and cutting down on trash... it actually effects the use of oil in the US? I had a great video on this that I had planned to post, and I cant find it anywhere, but
Approximately 1.5 million barrels of oil—enough to run 100,000 cars for a whole year—are used to make plastic water bottles, while transporting these bottles burns even more oil.
Did you know also, that tap water is actually held to a more strict standard than bottled water?
I mean I think ignorance is a huge part of our problem, that and American are just too lazy to care. This situation needs our attention so I challenge you this week:
Not to buy bottled water, and recycle the bottles you have in your house for a whole week. Just take out a trash bag or an empty bin, stick it in your kitchen and actually see how much plastic you use & throw away in one week. We're talkin water bottles, syrup bottles, medicine bottles, laundry detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, anything... I bet you use more than you think.
Small Video for your viewing pleasure:


video

4 comments:

grizaham said...

Yeah, America is fat and lazy. In fact, my hands are a little tired so i am not going to finish this rant.

Shannon said...

well b/c i am cheap- i re-use the same bottle and fill it with tap water and put it back in the ref. till later...and then add crystal light :)

Marty said...

It's pretty ridiculous when you think about it. Freakin' Pepsi just recently admitted that Aquafina is purefied tap-water!!! But that's not the real problem, our ignorance is. Awareness can help create change. Kudos on your enviro blogs LCG!

LG said...

Hooray! Thanks Martin. I was not expecting this to be well received. Take Heart tho - as I am just getting started. HA

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