Green Tip of the Month
For drinking water, try to use alternatives to bottled water such as re-usable/non-disposable metal bottles that can be filled and used repeatedly. If you do choose to drink bottled water, be sure to recycle the glass or plastic bottles. Why? Glass bottles can be recycled an indefinite number of times – and, recycling one glass bottle saves enough electricity to light a compact fluorescent bulb for 20 hours. Conversely, a glass bottle in a landfill can take up to a million years to break down! It is estimated that plastic production accounts for 4% of total electric consumption in the U.S. The oil required to produce plastic water bottles in the U.S. is enough to fuel 100,000 cars per year! So, if you opt for bottled water, please recycle!