triman (triman) wrote,

Going to environmental hell in a handcart, or should that be a bottle of water?

"Every bottle of Fiji Water goes on its own version of this trip, in reverse, although by truck and ship. In fact, since the plastic for the bottles is shipped to Fiji first, the bottles' journey is even longer. Half the wholesale cost of Fiji Water is transportation--which is to say, it costs as much to ship Fiji Water across the oceans and truck it to warehouses in the United States than it does to extract the water and bottle it."

This is a great article, but makes sober reading. "Americans went through about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year, 167 for each person." - maybe we should start lobbying triathlon organisers not to accept sponsorship or buy water from companies... "we pitch into landfills 38 billion water bottles a year--more than $1 billion worth of plastic."
Tags: earth, life
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