Friday, February 27, 2009

Carbon Fast for Lent: Be a Bottle Baby

“More than 150 billion litres of bottled water are sold worldwide every year.This contributes significantly to landfill and transport emissions. Say no to bottled water and drink tap water — buy a refillable washable bottle to use instead.

My Sigg red sunray bottle (right) is still going strong, with just a few dents to show that it is well-used. Stainless steel bottles are also becoming popular since they’re aluminum-free and BPA-free. Or for a safe plastic (also BPA-free) lightweight gym bottle that also shows your election love: I picked up a Democratic National Convention bottle on sale on the Obama Biden web site (below left).

Today’s mitzvah: Save money as well as helping to save the environment. Check out reusable water bottles instead of single-use throwaway plastic.

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