If the price of gasoline where to reach $10 a gallon people would yell and scream and complain yet people don’t think anything of paying $10 a gallon for filtered tap water that is put in plastic bottles and shipped to St. Paul when there is a much less expensive alternative that can be found in any home and comes right from the faucet.
If I go to a meeting and someone asks me if I would like something to drink. I rarely say yes to water because I know they will bring me a plastic bottle full of water.
I started carrying a metal thermos brand bottle. I tried a plastic bottle but it did not keep the water cold long enough. The thermos is light weight and can be used for hot or cold beverages. It isn’t dishwasher safe but my water stays cold for hours and hours.
Usually I fill it from home. There are not many places where I can refill it if the bottle runs out. I refuse to pay $10 a gallon for water that is put in plastic bottles and shipped to Minnesota. I don’t mind the water that comes out of my faucet, and if I did I would just buy a filter.
There are empty plastic water bottles in the parks and in the woods and in landfills and at the bottom of the ocean. There are billions of them everywhere, and there is my one $20 dollar metal thermos bottle that I would sure hate to lose and will use many, many more times.
Consider switching from bottled water to a reusable refillable water bottle. Also consider picking up 50 or a million plastic bottles the have been carelessly discarded in out parks. bring them home and putting them out for curbside recycling.