Thursday, July 19, 2007

Tap Water for the Environment

The Hartford Courant is running an editorial urging people to drink water from the tap instead of buying bottled tap water (which is often just somebody else's tap water...) Check out this excerpt:
...bottled water only worsens the national thirst for oil. Making the plastic containers requires petroleum; so do shipping and refrigeration.

Bottled water is more costly, too. A recent analysis in The New York Times estimated that drinking eight glasses of city tap water a day would cost 49 cents per year; the price for the same amount of bottled water: $1,400.

Interfaith Power and Light is a religious response to global warming with chapters in 22 states and Greater Washington, D.C. Find a link to your local chapter at

1 comment:

carpenterale said...

Good points about water. It is amazing what marketing will do in artificially creating demand for an otherwise free product.

Anyone want to buy some happiness?

Great blog, good IPLers.