Here’s a little heads-up…
To promote the need for free, clean drinking water, the makers of Tapped (a documentary about the plastic water bottle industry) are driving across the country exchanging plastic water bottles for Klean Kanteens, a stainless steel water bottle that I first bought as a BPA-free alternative for my kids several years ago. They’ll be in Bloomington, IN, today, with stops in Chicago, DC, and NY later this month. (Click here for the schedule.)
They’re also collecting pledges from people to reduce their usage of plastic water bottles. According to Stephanie Soechtig, the movie’s director, about “1,500 bottles of water end up in landfills every second — that’s 30 million bottles of water a day.” Clearly, something needs to be done.
In a funny coincidence, my daughter’s brownie troop is spending the year looking at ways to save water. At their meeting this week, they brainstormed ways to remind people to stop using plastic water bottles. What else are you or your kids doing?