Water keeps us alive. Water keeps the earth alive. What would we do without water? Are we abusing our water? Will there be water to drink for the entire world in 20 years? If you have answered yes or no to any of these questions, read on.
Without water - blue gold - we would not be able to live. Our bodies need water to function. Individual water bottles are fast and easy to reach for. I keep a case in the trunk of my car at all times. I feel individual water bottles have a place in our lives. I do recycle all my water bottles.
At home I use gallon water bottles. They are small enough to be lifted easily or stored in the refrigerator. They also come in 2 gallon sizes. These water containers are much more economical than personal water bottles and they are recyclable.
The individual water bottle is being abused. They are filling up our land fills and polluting our seas. These water bottles should never reach the land fill. They should be recycled. But the majority of the water bottles are not being recycled. This is abuse.
We see people all the time going through the garbage for recyclable items. The main items they are looking for are metal cans or glass. Why because the pay out on these items is higher. Plastic bottles are big and cumbersome and the pay back is small.
What happened to the days when the employer was responsible for providing drinking water for their employees? What happened to the water cooler? This was an inexpensive way to keep water in the work place and keep their employees happy. Today the employee is usually expected to provide their own - blue gold. This of course, leads to personal drinking water bottles.
Water coolers at home can also cut down on cost. But the bottles are usually five gallons and for some people it is too heavy to lift up and dump into the cooler. Some of the precious - blue gold - usually gets spilled. They do have 2 gallon bottles which are smaller and easier to lift.
We also have the choice of putting a filter on our water fresh from the faucet. This really saves time and money. Just turn your faucet on and fill up your glass with water. Just make sure you change the filter when indicated.
I really envy the states which have water you can actually do this amazing achievement turning on the water faucet and filling up a glass of - blue gold without using a filter. It tastes good and will not harm you.
California needs to get on the ball and make drinking water as easy and economical as turning on the facet. When this happens personal water bottles will start disappearing from our land fills.
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