That's right, gentle readers! I did it. After months and months of knowing I should want to stop the plastic bottled water madness in the SortaCrunchy hacienda but not really wanting to, I've finally come to my senses and surrendered to a life less plastic-y. And I've taken the pledge.
And can I tell you this? It's so liberating. I cannot tell you how irritated I would get with the plastic bottle congregations that somehow colonized around the house. The nightstands in our room were particularly popular breeding grounds. A few weeks ago, we decided it was enough, that it was time. It has definitely been one of those things I didn't realize I was so deeply in bondage to until the plastic shackles were removed.
So we've been just keeping pitchers of water in the fridge to meet our cold water needs - pouring it into glass tumblers (gasp) the old-fashioned way! I still need to figure out our out-of-the-house solutions. I'm leaning towards Kleen Kanteens but haven't yet pulled the trigger on those; I'm seriously considering the Foogo cups for the girls, or do I want to go with Born Free, which I can buy locally?
In the meantime, Debra of Days of Grace shared a great glass water bottle solution last week - reuse and re-purpose glass juice bottles! I grabbed some at the grocery deli this week and they are working wonderfully for our transition phase. Even The Coach is on board with this change and he is really digging the Nantucket Nectar bottles (thanks again for that, Debra!).
The Think Outside the Bottle site has some good information on why you might find it works for you to step away from the bottled water; additionally, check out The Green Guide's "Tapped Out: The True Cost of Bottled Water" and the Nutrition Issues in Gastroenterology article "Bottled Water Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction."
Make sure you stop by Shannon's place for more Works For Me Wednesday goodness!