Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Stop Buying That Expensive And Wasteful Bottled Water

The New York Times provided an excellent editorial a few days ago that laid out the case against our national obsession with bottled drinking water.

For those of you who missed it, or need a few facts to convince your friends to go back to tap water, here it is.

And Wisconsin legislators need to insert strong language into the state's version of the Great Lakes Compact, which allows unlimited diversion of water out of the region in bottles smaller than 5.7 gallons, to close the bottled water loophole.

That loophole allows Nestle to export millions of gallons of water from the Lake Michigan watershed away from the Great Lakes while leaving behind empty Ice Mountain plastic bottles for communities across the country to landfill.

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