Do you buy bottled water? I have hot and cold running water at home, why do I need all that plastic?
I have two 40 oz hydroflasks, stainless steel insulated bottles. One is for work, one for home. I never buy plastic bottles of water if I can help it. Ice stays frozen for nearly 48 hours. I just keep refilling them. My office put in drinking fountains with a spigot for bottles. We can refill cold water to our heart's content. I have numerous other water bottles. No plastic bottles in my house.
Never! Single use plastic is probably the worst contributor to ocean trash and general environmental degradation. Recycling the plastic water bottles still wouldn't solve the problem, as the production, transportation and recycling itself would still contribute to pollution. Even where water quality is low, you can use filtration to make water potable.
I have never bought bottled water! If someone gives me bottled water, I wash and save the bottle and fill it from my facet and reuse it...when I go out or someone visits. I must be in pretty good health at 78, since all my blood work... all comes back with normal levels (for years). So it must be good water! Because, my intake of water is way larger than my intake of food!
I drink the fuck out of it. Go through a 32 pack in 3 or 5 days. I know, I’m horrible. Hell, I’ve got an environmental degree from Texas A&M. I know I suck, but I work in the Texas sun and humidity and need portable water, and the supply from my apartment faucet is disgusting. Not to mention, since my son’s death, I don’t give a fuck about anything.
It just kills me realizing how much oil is used to make plastic and then we bottle water in plastic. I do realize also water is becoming short supply but our intelligence is in question. Glass would be so much better but then everyone would sue if they got cut.
I am fortunate I have a deep well and get pure water.
I feel the same. Unfortunately our water comes from the green river and it was named the dirtiest river in the states if I remember that correctly. I drink it anyway unless we're under a boil water advisory. I recycle all plastic at my own expense because it's worth it to me.
The things man does to the earth is shameful. I keep two small compost boxes even though I live in town. As long as you don't put anything cooked or processed in them any fruit, vegetable,egg shells or coffee grounds will decompose and make beautiful, rich,wonderful smelling earth.
During summer months, my tap water smells like a swamp and tastes like whatever I imagine mildew tastes like. Of course I buy drinking water, but I get it 9 gallons at a time in refillable jugs from the water and ice store, where it's R/O. I don't have a good setup under my sink for an R/O system, so I suffer with this arrangement.
When I was in the US I bought a $15 distiller from WalMart and made my own water, carried it with me when at work. I have no use for the toxic flouride and other rat poison chemicals put in the tap water to purify it.
Here in Thailand I buy reverse osmosis water from the water machine dispenser downstairs.