Sunday, January 27, 2008

Bottled Water Boycott

Bottled water companies have got us all thinking they have the corner on "pure" water, when the reality is that their water is usually not any better than tap water. Did you know that many companies actually bottle their water from the same sources? As a frugal mom, that alone convinced me to stop wasting my money on water that costs more per gallon than my gasoline!
As an eco-concious mom, the statistics on waste and pollution that the bottled water industry produces made me SERIOUS about spreading the word.

We just received our Sigg bottles in the mail for the kids, and LOVE them! We have a Best Water pitcher to filter our water, and simply fill these up in the morning. It's great on the go, no more bottled water for us! And have you seen the cute prints for us eco-fabulous moms? I want this one next: The kids got this print: Take the "Think outside the bottled water" pledge by clicking below. The statistics are straight from their site:

Did you know?

Seventy-four percent of Americans drink bottled water, and one in five drinks only bottled water.

Worldwide, consumers spent $100 billion on bottled water in 2005.


Each year more than 4 billion pounds of PET plastic bottles end up in landfills or as roadside litter.

Making bottles to meet Americans’ demand for bottled water required the equivalent of more than 17 million barrels of oil last year – enough fuel for more than 1 million U.S. cars for a year - and generated more than 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide



Think Outside the Bottle - Take the pledge today!

4 comments:

Gruppie Girl said...

I love, love my Sigg bottles.

As a family we are up to eight bottles.

Jessica Hoffmann said...

I'm a recent switchover to reusable beverage bottles and I've become an advocate to friends and my family! I think it is just one small step people can make to help the environment and reduce our impact, and a very easy step at that.

Steve said...

We have ceased our plastic water bottle usage and I did sign up on the pledge today!

Hey---we've added you to our blogroll for www.green-sexy.com. Keep up the good work!

adrian2514 said...

I really enjoy reading your blog, it always has great insight. But I am very frustrated with the fact that so few people are talking about presidential candidates and their thoughts on global warming. Now that it is down to just a few candidates I would think that this would be a bigger issue.

Live Earth just picked up this topic and put out an article ( http://www.liveearth.org/news.php ) live earth is also asking why the presidential candidates are not being solicited for their stance on the issue of the climate change. I just saw a poll on www.EarthLab.com that says people care a lot about what their next leader thinks of global warming. Does anyone know of another poll or other results about this subject?

Here is the page where I saw the EarthLab poll: http://www.earthlab.com/life.aspx. This is a pretty legit website; they are endorsed by Al Gore and the alliance for climate protection and they have a carbon footprint calculator. Does anyone have a strong opinion about this like I do? No matter what your political affiliation is or who you vote for this is an important issue for our environment, our economy and for homeland security.