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: