Have you ever thought about those bottles of water you buy and carry around everywhere?? I knew the production of the bottles was not environmentally sound, and that the trucking of the water was not environmentally sound and that far too few bottles are recycled and all that...what I had never thought about was how much this water actually cost; until today when I ran across this article in The Week that included a very startiling statistic: Assuming your tap water cost the same as even the cheapest bottled water, your average monthly water bill would be about $9,000! Just for drinking water!!!!!!! We pay about $12 a month for drinking, cooking and bathing!!
The only bottle water I was buying was for the kid's lunches. These bottles have a way of creeping in and I reuse them as they do, eventually recycling them. Now I am super motivated to go out and get an alternative to those plastic bottles for lunch bags!! Reusable Bags is a good source (while you are there check out their reusable tote bags to replace those plastic grocery bags!!) as is Kleen Kanteen.