Why it’s FAB to be sans plastic water bottle

2 Mar

This past weekend I saw this documentary on my instant Netflix that was pretty eye-opening.  Tapped exposes the un-fabuloussness of the bottled water industry as well as our negative impact on the earth by supporting these corporations and damaging our earth.  Pretty much nothing fabulous about drinking bottled water.

Why is bottled water waste a concern?  According to filterforgood.com here are some facts:

  • In spite of having easy access to clean water, the United States is the world’s largest bottled water consumer.1 In 2008, the U.S. used enough plastic water bottle to stretch around the Earth more than 190 times.
  • It takes 2,000 times more energy to produce a bottle of water than it does to produce tap water.
  • Many people intend to recycle disposable water bottles; however, 69% of bottled water containers end up in the trash and not in a recycling container.

The most horrifying bit was the part about the North Pacific Garbage patch.  Basically an area in the ocean twice the size of Texas where all the plastic collects and is just souping around hurting the animals.

I know these are hard images to look at but turning a blind eye  just worsens the situation.  Our generation should do something about this because I sure don’t want to be sunning myself on a beach made of plastic (above image).

So what can you do to start helping by doing your bit?

  • Watch Tapped and inform yourself
  • Sign Food & Water Watch’s petition to urge Congress to support our public water
  • For about $10 each, you can purchase a 16-ounce or 32-ounce Nalgene bottle, saving you hundreds of dollars a year on bottled water.
  • Get a Brita for your home

Tappedthemovie.com also lots more links for things you can do if you want to get even further involved.  Start spreading the message and be mindful the next time you reach for a bottle of water.

It is DEFINITELY fabulous to be sans water bottle.

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