12.03.2007

Bottled Water

I was listening to Fresh Air last week with Terry Gross on NPR and for two days in a row she had topics on that dealt with bottled water. One day a guy was talking about how bad the plastic was for humans to drink out of because they omitted toxic particles into your body. The next day another man said that making bottled water wasted a lot of water. As I was listening I was drinking my bottled water I had bought at the gas station. Boy did I feel guilty and sick feeling all at the same time. Of course I than for the next few days got hooked on thinking about how great it would be if I could make some sort of little flask with a cork in it so people could have bottled water in a clay bottle. Of course it would be kind of heavy but as for the cup holder thing, I do make tumblers that fit in my cup holders so it could be done.
This is just one of those thoughts that I'm sure I will never act on. I just keep rehashing it over and over in my head. I know one thing, I'm staying away from bottled water for awhile. The bad thing is I'm sure I'll go back to my diet coke!

4 comments:

JUDI TAVILL said...

we must stay off the diet coke... it's been like 5 weeks now.......

Vicki Gill, potter said...

Hey-just got back in town and had to catch up on all your happenings. congrats on CDC!!!

Scott Smith said...

Jen, bottled water is bad for the environment. I think your idea about some sort of pottery flask w/ a cork is a great idea. If you make it, I WILL buy one.

Jen Mecca said...

Scott - I'll have to keep giving this some thought. I'm still not sold that the weight would work for folks..but you never know!