[LMB] OT: bottled water
azurite at rogers.com
Mon Sep 23 19:19:48 BST 2013
> I think the objection is that it's so questionable from an environmental
> point of view.
I too feel iffy about such wanton use of plastic, and try to minimize the waste.
> I think it's understandable if you're out somewhere and
> there's nowhere to refill your bottle, but that rarely happens to me.
Yes, that's what happens to me a lot. I can't carry too much weight, and I don't drive, so it's usually while walking or on the bus that I need water that isn't readily available. Once my 10-12 oz bottle is empty, I usually don't have many options except to buy bottled water. I'm not talking daily basis here... but I'd consider it justified when I do.
> I have a refillable metal bottle which I keep in the fridge and carry around
> with me. I rarely find that I'm unable to refill it from a drinking
> fountain or tap wherever I am.
Yes. I find I often am in locations without either possibility. When the possibility exists, yes, I refill my bottle.
> I won't say I've never bought bottled water
> because of course I have, but it's a rare occasion.
I buy a couple of dozen bottles once or twice a year, and then maybe another dozen or so single bottles throughout the year.
> I go to conferences
> where at lunch they have bottles of water on the serving table at breaks and
> lunch, when all they need is jugs of iced tap water.
Yes. I like jugs and glasses! As long as they keep refilling the pitchers and putting out more glasses. It also bugs me a little when they do that, but use plastic glasses. No better than using bottled water, as far as I can see.
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