Save a Bottle
I don’t buy bottled water anymore. I take my aluminum, glass and BPA free plastic beverage bottles to refill wherever I go. I like to think that I am diverting the equivalent of a case of plastic water bottles each week from the landfill!
This is a water station at the Victoria B.C. airport. I have seen them in the Iowa City Library and now Iowa State University has several on campus. It is rewarding to see the ‘bottle-ometer” that tells me that my refill has saved the 200,000th plastic water bottle from being produced and going to a landfill.
One simple act of refilling your bottle reduces energy use, environmental impact, waste, increases health and water quality and conservation.
I am glad that plastic water bottles are now being manufactured with less plastic, and that they can be recycled into floor mats and park benches, but it is still plastic, requiring 4 ounces of petroleum and 3 liters of water to produce just one bottle.
How many plastic bottles are YOU eliminating?