Tuesday, October 09, 2012
One Month of Less: Day 9: No More Plastic Water Bottles
Today's idea is quitting on bottled water. This water bottle is my new best friend.
Not technically new, but I discovered it at the back of the cabinet recently. And today we are best friends, because I'm committing to not drinking water from a throw-away plastic bottle anymore. Ever.
I never BUY bottled water, because obviously it is the biggest scam since Jacob married the squinty- eyed older sister (whatever her name was). However, occasionally I find myself drinking bottled water at work, at events, or from someone else's fridge.
Some bottled water factoids:
- One 20oz bottle of water takes 60oz of water to produce.
- 30 billion plastic water bottles are thrown away each year.
- Americans spend $15 billion annually on bottled water.
- It takes 1.5 million barrels of oil a year to make the plastic water bottles Americans use.
- In 2008, the U.S. used enough plastic water bottles to stretch around the Earth more than 190 times.
So quit with me!
For the month of October I'm doing one thing a day that is a step towards a simpler way of living -- less cluttered, less wasteful, less distracted. My goal through this month of less is that by taking a new step every day, I will be able to live in a way that is more organized, more stewardly, more purposeful. Read more about it here, and let me know if you're joining in!