Lately I've been thinking about my place in the world, my cash flow, recycling, the environment, and how these are all related. I've decided to try a year without bottled water because:
- It will save me $$. I'm currently spending ~$8-10 a week on Poland Spring or Deer Park.
- It will save me from lugging water around the supermarket to my home.
- It will save me from dragging a ton of empty bottles from my cluttered kitchen to the recycle hut.
- It will help the earth. I've read a few articles about bottled water and really, in a lot of ways bottled water is a big scam that we're all buying in to.
I need to set a few ground rules for myself:
- I will not purchase bottled water to drink at home, at work, or at the gym.
- I will not drink bottled water that is freely available, such as at a party.
- If someone tries to give me bottled water, I will ask for tap water instead.
- I will bring my own water if necessary.
- Only if there is no other desirable alternative, will I purchase bottled water? I foresee air travel as one of those times. I could bring an empty bottle with me through security, but do I really want to fill it with Newark Airport tap water?
- $25 for the pitcher (filter was included)
- $25 for some sports bottles
- $15 for a whole bunch of cups.
Who knows what will happen? Can I succeed? Will I miss bottled water? Will I go through withdrawal? More importantly, can I turn this concept into a profitable book and a movie? Please join me on my adventure!
Number of bottles bought or consumed since last post: 0
Year to date total: 0
Your homework, dear reader:
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