As part of our healthy new post weight loss surgery lifestyle we need to drink a lot of water or take it from me bad things can happen. I began to think about all those water bottles we as a community alone must create. A quick Google search gave me the sad stats... 38 billion plastic bottles ended up in landfills last year. Thanks to its slow decay rate the plastic bottle I just tossed in the recycle bin will be around long after I am gone. I'm not even going to get into the 47 million gallons of foreign oil each year used to produce those bottles and what that means to us as a country. Want to learn more... here's a great 8 minute video.
My commitment to help...
I'm going to limit the number of plastic bottles I use by filling reusable bottles whenever possible. It's really not that much harder to do. I will choose plastic or stainless steel over throw-aways whenever possible. For those of us that have trouble tracking our fluid consumption through the day there's even a bottle that will do it for you.
Will you join me?