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Kicking the habit: bottled water

July 25, 2010

A recent infographic on GOOD blog reported that in a 9-month period, the House of Representatives spent $2.6 million on food. $604,000 of that was bottled water.

It’s not a huge secret that bottled water is one of our worst habits — it’s creating huge amounts of plastic waste, we’re spending an incredible amount of money on it, and it turns out that it’s not even better for you than that free stuff. Here’s the story of bottled water:

There is good news though. This summer, Mayor Bloomberg helped coordinate a program (Water-on-the-go) to set up public fountains that would enable people to refill bottles or give their pets a drink. These fountains will be set up in high traffic urban areas, to reduce the need to purchase bottled water.

More people are realizing that public water stations may be the way to go. Here is a submittal to the Pepsi “refresh everything” project by Elizabeth Wicker and Monica Rivera to set up stations to disperse filtered water.

If you are headed out this summer, bring your reusable bottle!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. July 26, 2010 4:04 am

    Great post and I totally agree–a total waste from every perspective.

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