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- August 30, 2007 at 5:56 pm #253295
You can also buy a filter for your own tap water, though, and save a
bundle doing it that way over time.
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com,
> not all bottled water is tap water or public water as they were
calling it. I know Aquafina was found to be and they had to change
their label. Thats the one brand I never drank because it always
made me feel sick. I didn’t like it. Dansani does have a good clean
flavor to it. Even if its public water it is still well filtered.
> As far as the enviornment, water bottles can readily be recycled
and used in many ways. Just a matter of getting people to cooperate.
> From: Peggy
> Date: 2007/08/29 Wed PM 02:16:05 CDT
> Subject: Budget101.com : Re: Top 10 Budget Drains, a Yahoo Article
> I used to buy a lot of bottled water, in the case when it is on
sale, and individual bottles when I needed one in a pinch. Ã‚Â
Then I started reading about the effect on the
environment…….billions of bottles going into landfills and it
takes 1,000 years to break down plastic……and not to mention the
chemicals that leach out as it breaks down. Ã‚Â And then I
learned that bottled water is nothing special…..it’s just tap
water.Ã‚Â And why does ANYONE spend $1.39 to $1.79 for a bottle of
tap water????????????????Ã‚Â Or why would I spend ANY amount – even
the cost of buying it on sale by the case?Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Convenience???? Ã‚Â Convenience (to me) is equal to
laziness.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â I had several bottles on hand, and I have an
insulated lunch bag.Ã‚Â Every night I wash out my bottles, fill
them about half-way with plain old water, and put them in the
freezer overnight.Ã‚Â In the morning, I fill them theÃ‚Â rest of
the way with water, put them in my bag and take them with me. Ã‚Â
This is a very simple thing for me to doÃ‚Â –Ã‚Â I am already
packing my lunch every night, so it just takes about a minute more
to fill & freeze my water bottles.Ã‚Â I’m helping the environment,
helping myself, because having the water handy means I”ll actually
drink the water), and I’m helping my wallet as well!Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (If you
buy only ONE bottle of water a WEEK, it adds up to $72 to $93 a
year.) Ã‚Â I also stopped drinking soda for pretty much the same
reasons.Ã‚Â I was able to find canned soda by the case for $3.99,
which comes to about 17 cents a can opposed to 75 cents a can from
the vending machine at work.Ã‚Â This was that I was reading about
how bad soda is for you, so I stopped drinking it, regular and diet
as well! Ã‚Â I am no health-nut, but I am prudent and I realize I
don’t need soda every day.. So I only drink one now
occasionally…. Ã‚Â I mentioned I am packing my lunch every
night.Ã‚Â It only takes a few minutes.Ã‚Â At first I had trouble
disciplining myself to do it, but now I do it as I clean up the
kitchen after dinner, and it has become routineÃ‚Â Ã‚Â I packÃ‚Â a
couple of snacks a day, too. I have been doing this diligently now
Ã‚Â for three months, andÃ‚Â I can see the difference!
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