Saturday, February 2, 2008

Be Conscious

Recently, I read an article in the traveller's edition of National Geographic called "Battle of the Bottle". I thought some interesting facts to share with the class are 'only 14 percent of plastic water bottles purchased anuually in the U.S. are recycled, according to the Container Recycling Institute. That means 60 million containers end up in waste everyday. Another note, some 25 to 40 percent of bottled water is merely tap water, according to Natural Resources Defense Council".

Thus, we continue to waste plastic for water that merely comes out of our faucets as well as money out of our pockets. It upsets me when people around me are so lazy that they can not take the time to differentiate their recyclabes from their garbage. Also, it is discomforting when a restaruant or public place does not even offer a recycling bin. This summer, I was in California and noticed how they are more conscious of respecting our planet; as you could find mutliple bins in one spot separted by color and material. This is one small way to make a positive global impact for our earth.

No offense Lance, but it is upon our generation to make a difference in a world that continues to dump carbon dioxide into our atmosphere, deforest our lands, and waste valuable natural resources. We need to start preserving our home to ensure that it will be around for future generations. Also, I found a short video worth watching that shows how the football commisioners are trying to go green.

Heres another article discussing the 'Battle of the Bottle'


1 comment:

Lance Strate said...

No offense taken, it's an important point you make.