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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water

While 1 billion people lack access to clean, safe drinking water we are choosing to drink it from plastic bottles and pay a ridiculous price for what is nearly free in our own kitchen. 

The link will take you to the story of stuff website which is a fabulous resource for understanding the effects we as consumers can have on the planet. Don't worry, it's not all doom and gloom. Annie, the woman in the video provides reasonable and easy to implement solutions for "taking back the tap" water as she puts it. 

If you don't already have a stainless steel water bottle to ensure you're not grabbing for plastic bottles while you're out. Get one. Stainless steel comes in variable grades depending on nickel content. Most of the major brands use 18/8 but with that knowledge you can choose any bottle on the market while stll getting the same quality of stainless steel. 

I'm not perfect. The odd occasion I end up with a plastic bottle after working out because my trainer has them all sitting there.

What do you find the hardest about remembering to bring your own tap water? What about the kids?

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