365 Ways #13–Take Back the Tap! Posted on August 10, 2010, 0 Comments

#13–Save some green by going green and Take Back the Tap! Buy a quality filter like the one from Aquasana on my website and vow not to drink bottled water anymore. You should also voice your opinion at restaurants, asking them not to sell bottled water. More and more restaurants are joining this cause including the Iberian Pig in my hometown of Decatur (www.iberianpigatl.com).

Besides the drain on your wallet, the environmental burden of bottled water is staggering. Supplying Americans with plastic water bottles for one year consumes more than 47 million gallons of oil, enough to take 100,000 cars off the road and 1 billion pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere (source: the Container Recycling Institute). Additionally, billions of plastic water bottles end up in the trash each year, adding to our landfills and leaching toxins into the groundwater. This injustice continues practically forever since plastic never biodegrades. It’s difficult to live in the Now when we’re harming our future water supply.

So go to http://takebackthetap.org/ for more information on what you can do to Take Back the Tap.