June 14, 2012
Thursday's Thought:* A quote from Annie Leonard: "There really is no such thing as AWAY" ~ when we throw anything away it must go somewhere . . . so really there is No Away"
What's the Energy Footprint of Water Bottles?
The Pacific Institute breaks it down like this: "Because bottled water required approximately 1 million tons of PET [Polyethylene Terephthalate] in 2006, those bottles required roughly 100 billion MJ of energy. A barrel of oil contains around 6,000 MJ, so producing those bottles required the equivalent of around 17 million barrels of oil. This is enough energy to fuel one million American cars for one year." If that sounds crazy that's because it is!