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Glug, glug, glug–that’s the sound a ginormous number of us make as we sip bottled water in our cars, at the gym, behind our desks. glug , glug , glug ,即的声音一ginormous的数目我们,因为我们的SIP的瓶装水,在我们的车,在健身房,背后我们的书桌。 The sound you DON’T hear is the thwack of 60 million bottles a day being tossed into US landfills, where they can take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade.声音你不听是thwack 60万瓶,每天被抛出到美国的堆填区,在这里他们可以采取行动千年,以生物降解。

If that’s not enough to turn your conscience a brighter shade of green, add this: Producing those bottles burns through 1.5 million barrels of crude oil annually–enough fuel to keep 100,000 cars running for a year.如果没有足够的把你的良心一个更光明的树荫下绿,补充一点:那些生产瓶烧伤,透过150万桶原油,每年-足够的燃料,以保持10.0万车运行了一年。 Recycling helps but reusing is even better.循环再造的帮助,但重用,甚至更好。 Invest in a couple of portable, dishwasher-safe, stainless steel bottles like投资在一对夫妇的便携式,洗碗机安全,不锈钢瓶一样, Klean Kanteens klean kanteens that won’t leach nasty chemicals into your water.将不会利奇恶劣的化学品到您的水。 (Don’t get into the habit of refilling the water bottle you just emptied; the polyethylene terephthalate it’s made of breaks down with multiple usings.) (不要进入的习惯,气水一瓶你刚才掏空;聚对苯二甲酸乙二醇酯,它的提出打破多usings ) 。


1. Tap water is tested daily 1 。自来水是测试每日
Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, water suppliers are required to provide an annual report on the quality of your local water and to test tap water daily.根据安全饮用水法,水供应商必须提供一份年度报告,对质量您当地的水和测试自来水每日。 By comparison, the FDA examines bottled water only weekly, and consumers can’t get the agency’s results.相比之下,美国食品药品管理局检验的瓶装水,只有每周和消费者无法获得该机构的结果。 You can easily get the lowdown on your state’s drinking water quality at您可以很容易地得到的感觉贵国的饮用水水质在

2. Tap water is a bargain 2 。自来水是一个讨价还价
Bottled water costs about 500 times more than tap.瓶装水的成本约500倍以上的自来水。 If you’re into really fancy labels, up to 1,000 times more.如果您真的到花式标签,高达1000倍以上。

3. Tap water is a tooth saver 3 。自来水是一种保护牙齿
It has more fluoride than bottled water, which helps prevent tooth decay.它更多的氟化物超过瓶装水,这有助于防止蛀牙。 (Yes, you never outgrow your need for fluoride.) (没错,你永远不outgrow您的需要,氟化物) 。

4. Tap water is often tasty 4 。自来水往往是好吃的
Some places (New York City for one) have delicious water, but if you don’t love the flavor of yours, the solution is simple: Run your tap water through a Brita or Pur filter to remove most tastes and odors.一些地方(纽约市一)有美味的水,但是,如果你不爱的味道你的,解决的办法很简单:运行您的自来水通过brita或纯保护性过滤器除去大部分的口味和气味。 The average home filter goes for $8.99 and produces the equivalent of 300 large (16.9 ounce) bottles of water.平均Home压滤机云为八点九九美元并产生相当于300大( 16.9盎司)瓶的水。 That’s about $0.03 cents a bottle, versus the $1.25 or so you’d pay in a market.这是约0.03美元美分一瓶,银两了1.25美元,或使您的薪酬在市场上。

One last thing: Don’t just think about making this switch; actually do it.最后一件事:不要试想想,使此开关;其实这样做。 Today.今天。 It does the world and you good.它的世界和你的好。 Plus, allowing nagging, unfinished tasks (known as NUTs) to go undone can make your再加上,让恼人的,未完成的任务(称为坚果)去泼水可以让您的 RealAge realage 8 years older!八年老年人!

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