Ditch bottled water for the environment
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For day 38 of our carbon fast we’re looking at our drinking habits!
The advice reads “Say no to bottled water and drink tap water. Buy a refillable washable bottle to use instead. More than 150 billion liters of bottled water are sold worldwide every year. This contributes significantly to landfill and transport emissions.”
Well this is something we do, although our tap water is pretty bad stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate that, compared to many people in the world, I technically have access to ‘potable’ water. However, I know it’s still packed with chemicals I’d rather not ingest such as chlorine and fluoride.
The health implications are for another post, but here’s how we deal with it.
We have a water filter which we use and then we boil and cool drinking water. This pretty much makes it taste much sweeter and softens it.
It’s not rocket science and it works for us. We are forunate enough to have a spring a couple of miles away from our home and when we drive by we might fill up a few bottles of pure, natural water.
When we go out, we always take bottles of drink with us in a stainless steel bottle. I’m just too miserly to spend so much money on a bottle of fancy drink, let alone the ‘green’ considerations!
What about you? Are you still drinking bottled water?
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