Looks like he’s gone from wanting to ban guns to wanting to ban bottled water:
Opposition to the bottled water industry is just beginning to gain momentum. In December 2008 the City of Toronto became the largest city in the world to pass a comprehensive policy banning bottled water in City buildings and aggressively reinvesting in the City’s public water supply delivery system. Other major urban centers, like Seattle and New York are promoting their own tap water over bottled water. According to the Container Recycling Institute, just supplying Americans with plastic water bottles for one year consumes more than 47 million gallons of oil, enough to take 100,000 cars off the road and 1 billion pounds of carbon out of the atmosphere. Ninety percent of used water bottles are not recycled. In California alone, more than 1 billion plastic bottles end up in California’s landfills each year, leaking toxic additives, such as phthalates, into the groundwater and taking 1,000 years to biodegrade.
Why can’t these people just leave well enough alone and stop telling people how to live their lives?Â Bitter is going to head to the store today to get some more Coke Zero.Â I’ll make sure she picks up a nice palette of bottled water, and we’ll drink a few in honor of AHSA co-founder John Rosenthal.
There’s one reason I sometimes drink bottled water.Â My tap water tastes bad, and Britta doesn’t help much.Â But hey, I welcome the change.Â I anxiously await the creation of the American Water Drinkers Association, to defend the rights of water drinking Americans everywhere.