Thursday 27 August 2009

Water, water, waste away

I've upset the greenies in my family by coming out against "organic" food as being a big con.  But here's one that should please them: stop using bottled water!

  • 28 billion plastic bottles per year
  • 86% end up as garbage
  • 1500 per second
  • Cost $US 100 billion per year
  • and create 2.5 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide

And the crazy thing: where most of us live, tap water is fine.

(See if you can find mistakes in the pps; there are at least two internally inconsistent numbers; they don't detract from the message, but still....)