Don’t Drink The Water (Eye Opener for You?)

See Entire June 25, 2010 Newsletter

I never worry about content for this newsletter. So indulge me as I write, again, on one of my favorite topics: plastic bottles. They haven’t gone away and I give you my word that when they do, you will never hear another peep out of me on this subject.

The long and short of it – a scientist named Peter Gleick has written a book called Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water. Newsflash: he says the water industry is exploiting us. Ya think?

Here are some highlights as reviewed by Aileen Wong:

It’s Expensive – bottled water is thousands of times more costly than tap.

It’s Falsely Advertised – Snow-capped mountains may be on the label, but the water comes from a public water system 40 PERCENT OF THE TIME!

There’s NO Indication It’s Safer – We assume bottled’s better because we pay for it but tap water is monitored much more frequently.

It’s Bad for the Environment – (I have to SCREAM out here – not shout – is there any living, breathing human being who does NOT know that?) Millions of plastic bottles don’t get recycled – they are in our landfills forever.

Two Words:  Drinking Fountains – They’re disappearing because of bottled water. They should be everywhere.

Mrs. Green’s comments: Please, stop using them. To my friend Carol – I am with you on Aqua Chill and reversed osmosis with refill stations all over the country. How do we start the wave in Tucson? Gotta start somewhere.

Mrs. Green In the News – Literally
If you read my newsletter, you know it’s all about the mission – and the more exposure, the broader the impact. Mrs. Green goes to KOLD News 13 starting July 6th at 5:00 pm, sharing helpful, informative energy saving tips that are green AND easy. This all came about through a creative, collaborative effort with Tucson Electric Power, KOLD and Mrs. Green. We are making it happen!

And a bit more good Mrs. Green news. Check out wonderful articles in BizTucson, including one about your’s truly. I am honored to be in such great company.