Why Stop Drinking Bottled Water?

Jun 1st, 2014

Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor:  

“All you who are thirsty, come to the water!” ~Isaiah 55: 1

Stewardship Tip:  

Why stop drinking bottled water?  Instead of buying bottled water, use a glass or ceramic cup, or carry a refillable bottle.

  1. It will save you money--bottled water isn’t a good value.
  2. Bottled water is no healthier than tap water.
  3. Bottled water produces 1.5 million tons of plastic waste/year (enough oil to fuel a million cars/year) and over 80 percent of plastic bottles are not recycled but simply thrown away.
  4. It takes attention and support away from public water systems.  
  5. The corporation of water has turned it into “Blue Gold,” jeopardizing access to safe and affordable water.

Peace & Justice Committee