A post different from pictures of dogs and of pretty landscapes.

Near the end of our visit to Ripley’s Aquarium Canada this exhibit appeared overhead.


I thought ‘What the heck?’ Then I saw and read the description.


Every. Four. Minutes. What time period this covered was not mentioned. Nonetheless not only is the number of bottles apparently not recycled a disgrace. The incredibly widespread consumption (due to induced demand) of bottled water is all the more disgraceful. Why?

Perfectly good and safe water flows out of taps. If tap water is a concern many filtration systems are available, from whole house size down to water bottle. Bottling companies pay licencing authorities (very tiny) fractions of a cent per liter to exploit the resource. And the companies bear no direct responsibility to dispose of the waste bottles they generate.

You will not find bottled water in our home.

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