Do you drink bottled water? I bet at least half of you are chugging one right now or have one sitting on your desk. Ladies and Gentelemen, I think we have been ripped off. The bottled water market in America is worth over $10 Billion!
Have you ever had Evian water? Spell it backwards. N-A-I-V-E.
Our obsession with buying high priced water in a bottle is contributing to global warming. The energy that goes into making a bottle of water is astounding. To produce 31.2 billion liters of water for America’s bottled water market took approximately 17.6 million barrels of oil!
Additionally, our landfills are overflowing with plastic waste. Bottled water produces up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year, and not even 20% of bottles actually get recycled! Most bottled water is extra purified tap water (which is already purified). It is not any healthier!
So, I challenge you to drink at least a couple less bottles per week. Here are alternatives:
-Use a Brita filter. Easy, cost effective and your tap water gets purified and tastes great.
-Get a reusable bottle. SIGG makes great aluminum ones (shown). And Kleen Kanteen makes great stainless steel ones.
-Simply drink from the tap!
And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.
Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI
2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors