Thursday, September 6, 2007

How Oil And Water Do Not Mix

With thanks to the Harper's Index, August 2007:

Estimated amount of oil, in barrels, used to make the bottled-water containers sold in the U.S last year: 16,000,000.

Ratio of the amount of water used to make the containers to the amount of bottled-water consumed: 2:1.

(A barrel of oil contains 42 gallons, and produces about 20 gallons of gasoline.)

Here are a few more fun facts about the waste of money and energy in the bottled water craze.

Anyone out there on the right fringes of the Blogosphere - - and you know who you are - - want to continue to defend the bottled water industry?

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