WAN’s friend Molly Connell @TradeMachines was nice enough to share great insight and wisdom with regards to human consumption of water. It highlights the consequences of what might seem like small, marginal decisions made on a daily basis by countless people across the globe. We must find a way to leave a smaller footprint on the environment in everything we do; why not start with something so basic and simple as drinking water.
“Countless species are suffering from the plastic waste we produce. Turtles are eating plastic bags thinking they’re jelly fish, 90% of seabirds already have plastic in the stomachs. It is in all our interest to reduce the single-use plastic and the first step can be to avoid drinking bottled water.
In the U.S. we use 79 million plastic bottles every day, generating about 18 billion bottles in landfills annually but also many still end up in our Oceans. Why do we spend 2000 times more on lower quality water than what we are lucky enough to have running from our sinks in the first place?”