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Old 01-03-2013, 06:21   #1
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Water bottles banned...

Huh? Some places are now banning the sale of water bottles??

Massachusettes:
http://www.telegram.com/article/2013...S04&source=rss

I've always thought it is weird enough by itself to buy bottled water (who would have thought to invest in that decades ago?? You would have been laughed at), but it is convenient. But to ban the sale of "single serving" water bottles?

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Old 01-03-2013, 06:51   #2
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The U.S. now consumes more bottled water than any other country. It is said that this creates a pile of empty bottles long enough to run around the entire planet about once per day.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:53   #3
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The U.S. now consumes more bottled water than any other country. It is said that this creates a pile of empty bottles long enough to run around the entire planet about once per day.
So recycle. Our city water here is so putrid its unfit to drink. Its either filter or bottle.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:54   #4
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The U.S. now consumes more bottled water than any other country. It is said that this creates a pile of empty bottles long enough to run around the entire planet about once per day.
Well it's just the high capacity water bottles I have a problem wi. No one needs more than ten ounces of water anyways.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:06   #5
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So recycle. Our city water here is so putrid its unfit to drink. Its either filter or bottle.

The entire water bottle industry needs to die in a fire. Just imagine how much you're paying per gallon for tap water imported from another city that also has crappy water.


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Old 01-03-2013, 07:08   #6
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I don't understand the need to be constantly swilling water. The human race made it pretty far without constant "hydration", and most of the folks I see carrying water bottles everywhere they go don't seem to have benefited much from the practice. I think it's just the modern equivalent of leg warmers and headbands.
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The entire water bottle industry needs to die in a fire. Just imagine how much you're paying per gallon for tap water imported from another city that also has crappy water.


http://www.brita.com/products/filtering-bottle/

I use this, love it. The cartridge last 2 months or so
I bet the filters in their water filtering facilities are slightly better than the Brita filtering bottle.
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I don't understand the need to be constantly swilling water. The human race made it pretty far without constant "hydration", and most of the folks I see carrying water bottles everywhere they go don't seem to have benefited much from the practice. I think it's just the modern equivalent of leg warmers and headbands.
Maybe you should ask a medical professional about the importance of staying properly hydrated.
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I bet the filters in their water filtering facilities are slightly better than the Brita filtering bottle.

I bet the 300 water bottles every 2 months makes a bigger problem than the 2.5 inch filter being replaced.
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Well it's just the high capacity water bottles I have a problem wi. No one needs more than ten ounces of water anyways.
Oh, well, when you put it that way, it makes sense...

lol, jeez, don't start that. You know someone will glom onto this and start a drive about "high capacity bottles"...
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I bet the 300 water bottles every 2 months makes a bigger problem than the 2.5 inch filter being replaced.
Not if you recycle, right?
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Maybe you should ask a medical professional about the importance of staying properly hydrated.
I have asked several in fact. All agreed that while proper hydration is important, constantly sipping from a water bottle is unnecessary and silly.
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Not if you recycle, right?


That is a big if. Me personally I made the switch to the Brita bottle to stop from paying $3 to $5 a day buying vending machine drinks at work.

We have no recycling facilities there, so I would have to pile the bottles up on my desk and then take them home each night. It is so much easier, healthier, and cheaper to buy the bottle.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:25   #14
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In my state we have a bottle deposit law for carbonated beverages, so litter comprised of beer and soda bottles and cans is minimal compared to other states I've been in that don't have similar laws. Howsomever, ******* water bottles are everywhere.

I'm also of the opinion that bottled water is, for the most part, nothing more than Linus' blanket for so many people. WTF did they do before bottled water? No one carried canteens around everywhere they went.
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The U.S. now consumes more bottled water than any other country. It is said that this creates a pile of empty bottles long enough to run around the entire planet about once per day.
Yet before convenient bottled water, we did the same with equally plastic bottles of much less healthy soda/pop (depending on where you live).

Banning them is a pretty stupid idea. People still have to drink and, when the only thing convenient in the office machine or whatever is something full of sugar and chemicals, they will drink that instead.

Want to clean up the plastic? Do it the same way we did with returnable bottles and aluminum cans - pay the guys with the shopping carts who will pick them up beside the road all day long. They are recycleable.
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The entire water bottle industry needs to die in a fire. Just imagine how much you're paying per gallon for tap water imported from another city that also has crappy water.


http://www.brita.com/products/filtering-bottle/

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I think I have one of those somewhere.

In some coastal cities, the tap water has so much calcium that you are literally better off drinking a soft drink.

I use a filtered pitcher at home (probably a big reason my Keurig hasn't had any problems with clogged needles) but when you are "out and about" bottled water is convenient. I can't see why people purchase bottled water for their home though.

Where I work, we have to use water coolers as they say the ground is too polluted to drink the water. I can't make sense of that because I believe we are on the city water supply, and the issue is local to our facility (and a few others nearby).

Speaking of all of this, has anyone put one of those "whole house" filters in their house? Which do you recommend? I am talking about the simple filter units, not the enormous three-stage units that some people have.
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Well it's just the high capacity water bottles I have a problem wi. No one needs more than ten ounces of water anyways.
When water bottles are outlawed, only outlaws will have water bottles.
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I don't understand the need to be constantly swilling water. The human race made it pretty far without constant "hydration", and most of the folks I see carrying water bottles everywhere they go don't seem to have benefited much from the practice. I think it's just the modern equivalent of leg warmers and headbands.
The archaeological record says your statement is incorrect. Throughout antiquity and as far back as early prehistoric sites are known to exist, virtually every campsite or area of prolonged human occupation is located at a constant source of water.

People never got very far from water for a reason.
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The archaeological record says your statement is incorrect. Throughout antiquity and as far back as early prehistoric sites are known to exist, virtually every campsite or area of prolonged human occupation is located at a constant source of water.

People never got very far from water for a reason.
Did you purposely choose to misrepresent my point or are you really that dim?
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I have asked several in fact. All agreed that while proper hydration is important, constantly sipping from a water bottle is unnecessary and silly.
If you think having a bottle of water means you have to carry it around and constantly sip from it, that may be your thing, but I get one and drink it within a minute or so, unless it's with food. While I have good water where I live, try drinking it from the tap in most of the rest of the country - unless you are a big fan of the taste of lake water, it's not a good idea.
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Did you purposely choose to misrepresent my point or are you really that dim?
How did I missrepresent your point? You said the human race made it without constant hydration. I simply stated that is incorrect and that the human race has always needed constant hydration. I didn't just make that up.
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The entire water bottle industry needs to die in a fire. Just imagine how much you're paying per gallon for tap water imported from another city that also has crappy water.


http://www.brita.com/products/filtering-bottle/

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That'd be a funny sight to see. "Dangit, Chief. We can't keep the first going. We light the bottles on fire and they burst, leaking out the water and extinguishing the fire. Any suggestions?"

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I don't understand the need to be constantly swilling water. The human race made it pretty far without constant "hydration", and most of the folks I see carrying water bottles everywhere they go don't seem to have benefited much from the practice. I think it's just the modern equivalent of leg warmers and headbands.
Yup.

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The archaeological record says your statement is incorrect. Throughout antiquity and as far back as early prehistoric sites are known to exist, virtually every campsite or area of prolonged human occupation is located at a constant source of water.

People never got very far from water for a reason.
As Gwally said - they aren't sipping it 34 times a day.

(I had one new-age woman tell me once I needed my as many ounces of water a day as my weight in pounds. LOL)



If Concord doesn't have a bottle in front of me, do they have a frontal lobotomy?
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If you think having a bottle of water means you have to carry it around and constantly sip from it, that may be your thing, but I get one and drink it within a minute or so, unless it's with food. While I have good water where I live, try drinking it from the tap in most of the rest of the country - unless you are a big fan of the taste of lake water, it's not a good idea.
I'm specifically referring to those people who carry a water bottle with them and constantly sip from it.
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How did I missrepresent your point? You said the human race made it without constant hydration. I simply stated that is incorrect and that the human race has always needed constant hydration. I didn't just make that up.
So you're choosing option 2...
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The U.S. now consumes more bottled water than any other country. It is said that this creates a pile of empty bottles long enough to run around the entire planet about once per day.
I think people should do that.
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