Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Take Back the Tap

From food&waterwatch:
Did you know that:

- bottled water contributes to global warming?1

- bottled water is less safe than our tap water?2

- bottled water creates mountains of waste?3

Do something simple to help save the Earth. Ask 10 friends to Break the Habit. The bottled water habit, that is.

Join us as we break the bottled water habit. Click here to sign the No Bottled Water Pledge, and forward it to 10 friends.

Did you know?

[1] It takes more than 47 million gallons of oil to produce plastic water bottles for Americans every year. Eliminating those bottles would be like taking 100,000 cars off the road and 1 billion pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. "The Real Cost of Bottled Water" San Francisco Chronicle, February 18, 2007

[2] The Environmental Protection Agency requires rigorous testing of tap water to ensure quality. Both regulation and enforcement of bottled water safety is weaker than that of tap water safety. Olson, Erik D. et al. "Bottled Water: Pure Drink or Pure Hype?" Natural Resources Defense Council

[3] "Upscale Restaurants Shun Bottled Water" ABC News, March 29, 2007

Been drinking tap water all along so this is no big change for me. For some, it may be so; but, worth it for the environment. We must all agree to put the Earth first if we are to save this planet for the generations to come.

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