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Is it really worth it?

A carelessly discarded water-bottle lays in the sand of the Battery East parking lot in the Presidio of San Francisco. After a few minutes, and two or three gulps of bottled water, the remains of the container will be decaying in nature for years to come.

 

Of course, bottles made from Polyethylen-Terephthalat (PET) can be recycled. Still, each year, about two (2) million tons of PET bottles end up in landfills in the United States. In 2005, only 23% of all bottles were recovered; ten year prior, in 1995, the number was almost 40%. This information is reported in research by the Worldwatch Institute: www.worldwatch.org/files/images/20070508-bottled-water-la...

 

Recently, I saw an interesting Website about *not* using bottled water: www.thinkoutsidethebottle.org/

 

Both articles are really "food for thought!"

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Taken on August 4, 2008