Bottled water is one area of inefficiency that is well within my grasp to remedy. After a prompt in a recent magazine article pointing out – again – just how inefficient bottled water is, it was time to take some action – again. I’ve tried various drinking flasks, but none were satisfactory.
I have been inefficiently trying to deal with an inefficiency.
As my Year of Efficient Eating draws to a close, I’ve already started thinking about 2013. But 2012 is not over. I must not give up just yet.
Last week, I came across a stainless steel water flask that I can try. I shall declare now: “No more bottled water”.
I was very surprised to find out just how bad bottled water is for the environment. How scary is this: “Australia’s love affair with bottled water is costing the planet 314,000 barrels of oil a year.” It’s from a 2007 article in the The Age newspaper.
Thankfully, there is hope. “Bundanoon votes to ban bottled water”. That was in 2009. I wonder if the ban is still going.
After years of drinking out of a 2cm wide bottle top, adjusting to the over 4cm rim of the flask is interesting. A few embarrassing overflows.
Now I’m looking for a stainless steel drinking straw.
The Age newspaper article about bottled water: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/08/18/1186857841959.html
The SMH newspaper article about Bundanoon: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/water-issues/rees-bans-bottled-water-20090709-ddw2.html