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I get water from a tap. Anything else seems silly.

Ron Eade on bottled water:

Yes, I suppose we can mitigate our guilt by tossing plastic bottles into a blue box recycling bin (originally promoted by the packaging industry to put an end to returnable bottles). But the fact that non-renewable petroleum is used to make beverage containers, and then more petrol is used to ship them across the countryside, and still more fossil fuel is consumed to collect and ship them back to a publicly subsidized recycling depot for (presumably) additional processing to make bad lawn furniture, makes bottled water one of the silliest products ever conceived — simply because the product is so unnecessary.

Amen, brother!