Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Aqua es vita!

Aqua es vita
which means Water is Life!!

Its only hydrogen and oxygen, but it soo precious!
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Chlorination of our public drinking water in the USA is just wrong! This law is in effect to sterilize and disinfect the water, eradicating all types of bacteria. This means both beneficial and harmful bacteria are killed. Chlorine also disinfects our blood when we drink chlorinated water, since our bodies are 80% water (and likewise disinfects pets' blood and plants' sap) which means many immune enhancing micro-organisms resident in the body are killed or seriously weakened. Continuous consumption leads to severely impaired immune systems in living organisms.

Besides the Fositle fules that it takes to make the Bottles for the all the water bottles used. Drinking bottled water is bad for the environment and your wallet. We are distroying our plantet.

~Here are five reasons why you should give up bottled water.

Reusing Single Use Bottles Can Be Dangerous
Disposable plastic water bottles are not meant for multiple uses. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles are fine for a single use, but reuse can lead to bacterial growth and leaching of dangerous chemicals.

Bottled Water Uses Oil
Bottled water is full of oil and energy. Making bottles to meet Americans' demand for bottled water requires the equivalent of more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel some 100,000 cars for a year. To put it another way, the entire energy costs of the lifecycle of a bottle of water is equivalent, on average, to filling up a quarter of each bottle with oil.

Bottled Water is Expensive
Drinking the recommended daily amount of water using bottled water can cost an average of $1,400 per year; drinking the same amount from the tap costs around 49 cents for the year.

Tap Water is Perfect For Drinking
Your tap water is fine to drink. Tap water is more highly regulated than bottled water and over 90 percent of water systems meet EPA's standards for tap water quality. (I've got a good filter to put on my tap)

Bottled Water Is Just Tap Water
At least 40 percent of bottled water is tap water anyway. That's right: you are paying a huge premium on water that you could have just gotten from your tap in the first place.

Look at all the engery that it takes to get your bottled water

Have you checked the bottle label and even the cap -- if it says "from a municipal source" or "from a community water system" this means it's derived from tap water.

Researchers have calculated that the energy required to produce bottled water is up to 2,000 times more than the energy required to produce tap water.

The U.S. is the largest consumer market for bottled water in the world, followed by Mexico, China, and Brazil. In 2008, U.S. bottled water sales topped 8.6 billion gallons. American alone spent 15 billion last year!! We pitch 38 billion water bottles a year into landfills. Lets stop the madness and carry our own!!!

How about this Waterbottle from Etsy


Water Bottle Carrier - Buddha


and this English Leather Bottle (2QT/Half Gallon)


We all can make our planet better one less plastic water bottle at a time!!


Alicia Istanbul said...

Lots of great info here. I stopped drinking from plastic water bottles a couple years ago.

audreyscountrycrafts said...

We don't use plastic bottles either, well unless you consider a Nalgene plastic, then I guess we do. I've tried the aluminum bottles, but after 1/2 an hour the water tastes funny.
Love the bottles from Etsy!!

esque said...

We rarely use anything bottled, and have filter for our tap water too. Thanks for sharing this info!