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Do you drink bottled water?

CAPISCE 2013/01/06 15:02:35
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Tap water tests as clean and in most cases cleaner than bottled water over and over in testing by environment groups, not to mention we are draining valuable spring water sources when it's not necessary. America must break the bottle water habit and protect the environment for future generations. The best thing you can do as an American to protect our environment is put down the damn bottled water----this is a simple step we all can take.
Considering U.S. consumption rates require 17 million barrels of oil per year just to be spent on plastic water bottle production, the demand for the environmentally risky extraction process due to plastic bottles is very high. The millions of barrels of oil do not include the cost of transporting those bottles, which requires additional energy and carbon emissions, increasing the negative effects of climate change.
The United States alone consumed an estimated 29 billion plastic each year according to Science Line, and that number only counts bottled water. While only a fraction of those bottles end up being recycled, most end up in the landfill or as litter in our waterways. During each step of its lifetime, including extraction and processing of raw materials, manufacturing, product use and final disposal, a plastic bottle poses threats to the environment through intensive
resourceproduct final disposal plastic bottle poses threats environment intensivenbsp resource usage, chemical toxicity and massive amounts of waste.

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  • shadow76 2013/01/06 16:51:53
    yes
    shadow76
    +6
    Bottled is convient and easy to carry around. I recycle a lot of plastic, I also reuse them. We really don't want to be preached at or cussed at!

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  • Just me ♥ 2013/01/16 23:53:29
    yes
    Just me ♥
    6-7 per day and I don't think for a moment that it's actually "spring water"...I just like the taste/flavor of bottled water.
  • TerryPCawley 2013/01/14 22:23:17
    yes
    TerryPCawley
    I do drink bottled water out, but drink tap water on ice with a slice of lemon at home.
  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2013/01/14 21:02:06
    yes
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    Both, usually at home tap water, they claim it's good here.
  • Dave**Gay for Girls** 2013/01/14 21:01:02
  • Quazimoto 2013/01/08 19:33:32
    yes
    Quazimoto
    You can not win with some people. Example; paper or plastic, if you take paper you are killing trees, if you pick plastic you are polluting land fills.
  • ♰SɕαɾƖεt♰ 2013/01/08 12:52:47
    yes
    ♰SɕαɾƖεt♰
    yep
  • Chi~Cat 2013/01/08 05:06:11 (edited)
    yes
    Chi~Cat
    +2
    We have great water. I refill the ones that I do purchase and put in the freezer or outside during winter and I'm cool.
  • texasred 2013/01/08 04:10:27
    yes
    texasred
    +2
    Sometimes. When I'm at home... I drink tap water.
  • elsewhere 2013/01/08 03:54:28
    no
    elsewhere
    Depends on where you are how good tap water tastes. It's fine from our apartment.
  • Dan 2013/01/08 03:51:36
    yes
    Dan
    +2
    Only because it is conveinient and then I throw it in the trash. No, I do not recycle.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2013/01/08 03:43:32
    no
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +2
    I do filter my tap water just like the bottlers do.
  • deidara.trueart 2013/01/07 23:34:10
  • CMackley ~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2013/01/07 22:52:25
    no
    CMackley ~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    I have old plastic cranberry juice bottles that I refill 2/3 of the way up and place in the freezer. Once frozen top off from the tap and have ice water for the next few hours.
  • James 2013/01/07 21:57:22
    yes
    James
    The kind in the brown bottle!! And the neat little high-cut organizer they come in prevents the light from bringing out the bad taste!! Thanks a million to the person who first bottled my beloved hops/barley (sometimes wheat) water.
  • Cat 2013/01/07 21:55:55
    yes
    Cat
    Sure, but I never pay for it.
  • Bothergirl 2013/01/07 19:19:27
    yes
    Bothergirl
    +1
    Only when I can't use my own reusable bottle. I sneak my own bottle reusable bottle in to movies along with my own snacks.
  • AG 2013/01/07 17:50:55
    no
    AG
    Hell no! If I did, the green police would have my head!! LOL
  • pjobrien 2013/01/07 16:12:15
    yes
    pjobrien
    +1
    Not as a habit, but as a matter of convenience only when tap water is not readily available.
  • Bud 2013/01/07 15:17:21
    no
    Bud
    Never. I carry a canteen of fresh tap water in the car. Bottled water is more expensive than gasoline!

    Bud
  • Matt 2013/01/07 13:46:58 (edited)
    no
    Matt
    +2
    I drink spring water. My well is drilled to the same depth as my spring, which comes out of the ground at over 100 gallons per minute. Spring Pond
  • Drebi 2013/01/07 10:55:20
    no
    Drebi
    +1
    Only when my only options are that or some other junk. I don't go out of my way to drink it though. My tap water will suffice, though I do prefer spring/well water, sans bottle.
  • baxter 2013/01/07 10:47:54
    yes
    baxter
    Yes twice a week
  • Catnip "Guru" ∞ 2013/01/07 07:29:47
    yes
    Catnip "Guru" ∞
    That plus whatever water is available.
  • Jeffrey Locke 2013/01/07 05:06:11
    yes
    Jeffrey Locke
    But not as a habit.
  • Marcus Clark 2013/01/07 04:56:58
    yes
    Marcus Clark
    When and where tap water is not conveniently available.
  • EmmaWatsonForever 2013/01/07 04:00:33
    yes
    EmmaWatsonForever
    Usually no but occasionally I do
  • Tennessee3501 2013/01/07 03:49:52
    no
    Tennessee3501
    Always prefer tap water unless it is not available!
  • gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F 2013/01/07 01:48:08
    no
    gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +2
    I drink water that has been filtered.
  • .: LiVi :. 2013/01/07 01:10:28
    no
    .: LiVi :.
    +2
    why pay for water when I can get it for free
  • texasred .: LiVi :. 2013/01/08 04:12:12
    texasred
    +2
    You don't have to pay for your water in Australia?
  • Chi~Cat texasred 2013/01/08 05:12:58
    Chi~Cat
    +1
    LOL! I will not say the obvious.
  • texasred Chi~Cat 2013/01/09 00:03:10
    texasred
    +1
    I'm very curious about that. I know Australia is supposed to be Socialist, so maybe they don't????
  • Chi~Cat texasred 2013/01/09 14:15:47
    Chi~Cat
    +1
    Let's ask - I know a few that live out there, but they've been plagued with drought since '07. Let's scope it out.
  • texasred Chi~Cat 2013/01/10 01:27:16
    texasred
    +1
    If they have drought issues, I doubt water is free.
  • Chi~Cat texasred 2013/01/14 20:41:07
    Chi~Cat
    +1
    We got our answer! ; ) Thanks, tr! ; )
  • TXredhead 2013/01/07 01:02:09
    yes
    TXredhead
    +1
    I filter my tap water, but many places that have city water unfiltered (you can taste the algae during the drought) I prefer bottled.
  • dani 2013/01/07 00:43:47
    yes
    dani
    Some times.
  • Drageona 2013/01/07 00:18:51
    yes
    Drageona
    You try drinking Arizona water, the state even tells you not to drink it and not to use it for cooking. It is gross. I would love to know where the tap water in the country tastes good. Not even Calif. water was safe to drink.
  • CAPISCE Drageona 2013/01/07 01:02:59
    CAPISCE
    I like Arizona Green Tea
  • Diana 2013/01/07 00:10:21
    yes
    Diana
    Yes,

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