Don't get me wrong, I love me some bottled water. I used to buy package after package of water bottles - why not? It feels "cleaner" and it's absolutely convenient. It's not too pricey per package so you don't realize the money you are spending. Then I met Adam....
It took him about one week of living together to break me of this expensive and wasteful habit of mine. I guess I knew it wasn't good and was just adding to landfills and creating pollution to manufacture and ship the plastic bottles, but it was easy to be guilt-free when I don't actually see it for myself or feel the consequences.
I found this very interesting video about the negative impacts of bottled water. It's less than ten minutes - take a looksie!
The Story of Bottled Water
I'll be the first to admit, I'm not perfect. If I'm traveling and don't have my reusable water bottle, I might buy one at a gas station. However, we are no longer buying bottled water packages. Also, if I'm traveling to a different city or country, I'll be sure to ask if the water is safe to drink before pouring myself a glass from the tap, just to be safe!
Still love your filtered water? Buy a water filter you attach directly to your sink! Buy a pitcher that filters the water and you can have it ready to go in the fridge! Or (gasp!!), grab a glass and turn on the tap - you might be surprised at how clean it really is!! It's the small changes you can try to make each day to make a big impact!!
What about you? Are you still loving on some bottled waters?