From the creators of The Story of Stuff, comes an eye-opening, thought-provoking, 8-minute video called The Story of Bottled Water.
Just saying “No” to bottled water is one of the easiest ways to reduce one’s plastic consumption. Find a sturdy container you can use over and over by refilling it with your tap water. Don’t have something around your home already? Then invest in a durable container that you will enjoy using over and over for your drinking water. Personally, I’ve started using an old salsa glass jar for my drinking water. It has a really decorative metal top that I just screw on when I’m on the go. We use old glass jars for other purposes too, like old spaghetti sauce jars in place of getting more plastic food storage containers. If your tap water is really not safe or has a very undesirable taste, then I recommend finding an eco-friendly water filter and still using your own reusable container.
What do you think about bottled water? Is it a necessary convenience or something we should reduce our consumption of? What do you think about Annie Leonard’s comment about having bottled water banned in schools, businesses, and even cities? Many cities are already starting to ban plastic grocery bags, should plastic bottles for water and soda be next? We’d love to hear from you, so join the conversation by leaving a comment.
Read my recent article about Coca-Cola’s new plastic PlantBottle (made of up to 30% plants). Learn more about bottled water at the The Story of Bottled Water Official Website.