Tuesday, June 01, 2010

What's Water Got To Do With It?

(to paraphrase - What's Love Got To Do With It?)

Do you ever think about all the plastic in our lives? Does something like what's happening in the Gulf ever make you think of plastic? Do you have any idea how much petroleum is in the plastics we use daily?

If you've ever drunk a pre-packaged bottle of water? Read this:
Responsible Plastic explains this more concisely than any other place I've seen. (And yes, I did read all the way through it. *wink*

If you don't have a refillable water bottle? It's time to buy one.

If you have a problem remembering the reuseable grocery sacks in your trunk? It's time to get one of those that stuffs into their own tiny selves and fits in your purse.

If you haven't had the nerve to ask the Chinese Take-out place to please put your to-go meal in your own carry-away To-Go Ware or other rewashable, reuseable container? Please find your backbone!

Wow. That's some impact on the environment! (And if we all do those 4 things? THAT's what love's got to do with it...

As we used to say in the 70s - Love Your Mother!
(Mother Earth)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

After twenty-five years, I finally bought a new knapsack with room on the sides for two beverage containers. I have one which I use for tea. The problem is to remember to wash it and not to leave it in the car.

Ruinwen said...

I bought a cloth bag to bring my lunches in...which I can throw in the wash when it gets dirty. I've got hot and cold containers for beverges which I use every day. I haven't bought a new box of ziplocs for a year now. We have rinsed and reused them over and over and when they go I will buy some metal containers. Baby steps.