In 2006, Americans wasted 1.5 million barrels of oil – and that was just to make the plastic to hold the bottled water we drank.
That is enough oil for 100,000 for the year. Kick the plastic water bottle. Don’t kick it to the curb, though; pick it up and recycle it!
We currently only recycle between 10 and 20% of the 11 million water bottles we use.
Surely we can do better.
About a year ago, Rachel and I got our Klean Canteen stainless steel water bottles. We carry them almost everywhere. Most fast-food places and convenience stores will even let you use your own bottle or cup to fill with the soft drink of your choice.
Kick the bottle.
Did you know that the FDA’s standards for tap water are higher than the FDA’s standards for bottled water? If you’re thinking the bottle water tastes better; come on, you PAID for it, you WANT it to taste better!
Kick the bottle!