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      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.

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      From: Peggy <queenpeggy29@yahoo.com>

      Date: 2007/08/29 Wed PM 02:16:05 CDT

      To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

      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.   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.   And then I learned that

      bottled water is nothing special…..it’s just tap water.  And why does

      ANYONE spend $1.39 to $1.79 for a bottle of tap water????????????????  Or why

      would I spend ANY amount – even the cost of buying it on sale by the

      case?    Convenience????   Convenience (to me) is equal to

      laziness.    I had several bottles on hand, and I have an insulated

      lunch bag.  Every night I wash out my bottles, fill them about half-way with

      plain old water, and put them in the freezer overnight.  In the morning, I

      fill them the rest of the way with water, put them in my bag and take them

      with me.   This is a very simple thing for me to do  –  I am already

      packing my lunch every night, so it just takes about a minute more to fill &

      freeze my water bottles.  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!  (If you buy only ONE bottle of water a WEEK,

      it adds up to $72 to $93 a year.)   I also stopped drinking soda for pretty

      much the same reasons.  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.  This was that I was reading about how bad soda is for you,

      so I stopped drinking it, regular and diet as well!   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….   I mentioned I am packing my lunch every night. It

      only takes a few minutes.  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

      routine  I pack a couple of snacks a day, too. I have been doing this

      diligently now  for three months, and  I can see the difference!

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