The Earth Policy Institute recently issued a report where they concluded that one and a half million barrels of oil are used to produce the plastic bottles for the 8 billion gallons of bottled water consumed each year in the United States. This equates to enough oil to power 100,000 vehicles a year.
That astounds me, especially when I despise paying $3.21 a gallon to fuel my vehicle with gas. I am a water bottle consumer, but at least I try to consume responsibly. I reuse old bottles for as long as I can. I don’t necessarily like the tap water in my area so I have a filter on the faucet in our kitchen and I keep a Brita pitcher in the fridge.
Reusing and then recycling plastic water bottles works for me. For more Works-For-Me-Wednesday ideas and tips, please visit Shannon of Rocks In My Dryer.