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Water bottles banned...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Tvov, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Tvov

    Tvov

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  2. JohnBT

    JohnBT NRA Benefactor

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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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    So recycle. Our city water here is so putrid its unfit to drink. Its either filter or bottle.
     
  4. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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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.
     
  5. Drain You

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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
     
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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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    I bet the filters in their water filtering facilities are slightly better than the Brita filtering bottle.
     
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    Maybe you should ask a medical professional about the importance of staying properly hydrated.
     
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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.
     
  10. Tvov

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    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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    Not if you recycle, right?
     
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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.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    When water bottles are outlawed, only outlaws will have water bottles. :rofl:
     
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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.
     
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    Did you purposely choose to misrepresent my point or are you really that dim?
     
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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.