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Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in new articles, The Voice Box | 0 comments

Awesome of the Week

by Melissa Wimbish

Always on a quest for the perfect water bottle, I found this article to be quite awesome:

In many ways, recommending a water bottle is tougher than recommending, say, a TV. Everyone watches TV pretty much the same way, so it’s easy to find one that’s well-suited for everyone. But what you’re looking for in a water bottle will depend entirely on where, when and how you’ll be using it. It’s a subjective thing.

But after some work, we did find a solid, reusable water bottle for every day use around the home, work and gym. And a bottle that is insulated for warmer and colder climates. And variations with sport tops that will let a thirsty person quickly get a sip.

Whatever bottle you choose, weaning yourself off store-bought bottled water will save the planet a small share of its precious fossil fuels while saving you a lot of money. A study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters estimated that bottled water production in 2007 in the U.S. alone required somewhere between 32 and 54 million barrels of oil. That’s only a third of a percent or so of total U.S. energy consumption annually, but roughly 2,000 times as much the energy cost of producing tap water. Bottled water is also up to a thousand times more expensive than tap water for consumers, so there’s that, too. Add that to the fact that, in 2009, nearly half of all bottled water sold in the United States was simply tap water with a fancy label, and the makings of a big ol’ scam start to take shape. Let’s not take part.

Read the full article here!

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