Sunday, August 17, 2008
Bottled up Frustration about Water
A while ago Ginger from Ginger Won't Snap wrote about the bottled water debate. I have to say in my personal opinion, unless something is seriously wrong with the water in your community, its ridiculous to drink bottled water!
First of all I'm not sure about the plastic they are using. It's usually number one plastic. I used to use a Nalgene bottle for my water, every day for 3 years in fact, but recently found out it was leaching toxic chemicals into my daily water intake, lovely! It's said that when the bottles get warm they release this toxin. I know a ton of people who leave cases of water in their cars all the time. How safe is this?
Second of all I feel its a waste of money. There is nothing wrong with tap water. I live in BC where the water is delicious. Sometimes I keep water in the fridge in a jug but its only to get it extra cold the way I like and is definitely from the tap. If I happen to forget my bottle at home when working I cringe to pay a dollar (or more :( ) for a bottle of water. I feel like its such a waste!
Thirdly, I don't think mother earth likes all the plastic either. I've been to a lot of outdoor concerts and raves where the fields were littered with thousands of bottles in the morning. Sure, it can be recycled but think of all the processing it goes through to get back to you.
So I'm off on the search to find the new love of my life. Or rather the new water bottle for my life. I'll miss my pretty pink one. :(
So what do you think about bottled water?