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Choose tap water over bottled

    1. Heidi  P.
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      Heidi P.

      Austin, TX

Bottled water is so convenient, but the Earth Policy Institute estimates that it takes more than 1.5 million barrels of oil EACH year to manufacture plastic water bottles for Americans -- the same amount that could fuel 100,000 cars for an entire year! Not to mention the energy costs to ship waters like Fiji and Evian from their source.
Tap water is healthy, better for the environment (how many bottles do we throw away everyday???), and it's cheaper. Bottled water is mostly just tap water anyway.
We take our healthy, clean water for granted, but 6,000 people a day die from bad water and poor sanitation in other countries. I'm gonna start using what we got!
Check out www.mysigg.com for eco-friendly, non-toxic water bottles (like the Lifestyle Aluminum water bottle) and start filling up at home!

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    • Shaun Daniel SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • about 6 years ago

      Bottled water is often not healthier for you than tap, often tastes no better, and contributes greatly to landfills (if thrown away) or energy costs (if recycled). It makes sense to use the fresh drinking water that is available from your tap. For those with good, fresh water from the faucet, it makes no sense to drink bottled water...

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    • Danielle Cooper BROOMFIELD, CO
      • over 6 years ago

      Just too much plastic in the world.

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    • Nicole Fink TRAVERSE CITY, MI
      • over 6 years ago

      There is no reason people can't buy reusable bottles to fill with water. It will save the land fill and the natural ressources that are more than not taken from our earth in unlawful ways.

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    • Linsey Fredenburg SACRAMENTO, CA
      • over 6 years ago

      We have some of the cleanest water in the world- why pay for it? Bottled water creates way too much waste!!

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      • over 6 years ago

      The oil used to produce the bottles and to transport them is simply not worth the harm it causes our planet.

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