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It can take nearly 7 times the amount of water in the bottle to actually make the bottle itself.
On a weekly basis, 37,800 18-wheelers are driving around the country delivering water.
88% of empty plastic water bottles in the United States are not recycled. The Container Recycling Institute says that plastic water bottles are disposed of (not recycled) at the rate of 30 million a day.
Plastic bottles can leach chemicals into the water if left in the sun, heated up, or reused several times.
Production of the plastic (PET or polyethylene) bottles to meet our demand for bottled water takes the equivalent of about 17.6 million barrels of oil (not including transportation costs). That equals the amount of oil required to fuel more than one million vehicles in the U.S. each year. Around the world, bottling water uses about 2.7 million tons of plasticâEU¦each year.
At 1/24/13 09:22 PM, chiefindomer wrote:At 1/24/13 08:07 PM, Ragnarokia wrote: Filtering tap water isn't good for you, to all those who have mentioned it. Those filtering systems you can buy take out all the minerals and salts etc. from the tap water which are good for you and leave you with very unhealthy water.A lack of minerals in no way makes water unhealthy, less nutritious maybe, but not unhealthy.
Honestly, I don't think the minerals in tap water are really much of a factor in choosing whether or not to filter the water. The simple fact of the matter is you lose minerals and salts from drinking such filtered water which you wouldn't from the tap water. If you were to drink nothing but that water you wouldn't be doing your body any favours, and if you also obsess over removing salts from your food etc. as so many people are then it really will become unhealthy. Most people seem to not understand that small quantities of such things are very healthy for the body and required.
I don't drink bottled water because its so expensive, bad for the enviornment and I have heard it is no different from tap water. I do use a water filter though to remove any contaminates from the water. I just found this cool reusable filter that you can take with you on the go. Its called WaterBean. It is a reusable water filter that fits into any water bottle, allowing you to have clean water anywhere you go. Plus its cheap! Starting at only $12. The filters last up to three months and the use of one WaterBean can save 280 bottles from ending up in landfills each year. Check it out http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/waterbean
At 1/22/13 07:01 PM, Demonbrunch wrote: Ewgh, tap water's so gross. And making Kool-Aid with it leaves this white residue on the top while the powder mixes. And there's all this controversy about the germs that dwell in tap water.
...but living on bottled water is just so prudish. Yes, it looks cleaner and I always see interviewees carrying them, but how would you respond if you were at a friend's house and saw their basement filled with Poland Springs.
tap water in bathrooms is bad but in the kitchin its ok and the only bottled water i drink is fizzy watter
Tap water is free.
Bottle water you pay for.
They taste the same.
They are as healthy as each other.
Tap water wins. Fatality.
"The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall."- Che Guevera
I recycle my plastic bottles that I use to get tap water with.
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