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- August 30, 2007 at 5:56 pm #253282
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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