Bottled Water vs Filtered Water

Filtered Water cooler

It's a very rare occasion when anyone in my house drinks store bought water from a bottle.  I have never understood the point of buying water when I already pay for it at home.  When we are ready to go out we fill up our reusable water bottles or cups and we can refill them wherever we go.  Really, it couldn't be much easier. I've never actually considered the environmental impact of the office water cooler though.  You know the ones I'm talking about - the water cooler that everyone congregates around to take a break at the office.  The one with the big plastic jug of water that goes gurgle, gurgle as you fill your little paper cup of water.  I mean, it is a large plastic bottle but I just assumed they could turn those back in and reuse them.  Sure that may be an option but I never really thought about the other resources that are used to bring those plastic bottles to the office and where exactly are they getting this water from?  Is it filtered water or just plain ole' tap ... [ Read More ]

Green Works and Brita

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Think Outside the Bottle

So I normally stay away from stuff like this but I feel this one is justifiable.  Visit my Think Outside the Bottle campaign advocacy page and take the pledge.  I've mentioned before how bad plastic bottles are on the environment and I have made a personal pledge to reduce the amount of plastic I consume in my life.  I'm not perfect and I consume plastic but I am trying to make a change.  I also think that it is important for the big industries out there (Coke, Pepsi and others) to disclose where their water comes from.  If they truely are taking water from the tap we as consumers should know that.  I know I personally don't have a preference of tap over bottle, I can't tell a difference.  I do try to take a bottle of water with me when I go out; especially living in Florida where it is hot all year long.  I also try to take a refillable bottle instead of buying plastic bottles of water at the store.  They are a convenience item and I don't see them going away all together but we ... [ Read More ]