Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Bottle sources

Today's alliteration aberration, "Bigger, better bottle bill battles bullies," features some weird things we do and drink:

The case of 12 "Frosted," "limited edition" 750 ml "exquisitely handcrafted with Swarovski Crystals" corked glass bottles of "THE ORIGINAL" Bling H2O, seen at right, costs $419.40.

It contains water. Check out

The video below ends with a Web site that the cool dudes at the Surfrider Foundation Action Network want you to visit.
If you actually visit the Web site, you get a "Campaign Unavailable" message.
Not cool, dude. Not cool.

News sources:

* "The real cost of bottled water" -- San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 18, 2007. Scary stuff.

* "Recycling Proposal Has Fizz, Leaving Proponents Hopeful" -- New York Times, March 21 of a "Hopeful" 2007. I wonder how that went.

* "Bottle politics" -- Freeman editorial of March 17, 2008

Other sources:

I don't drink bottled water. I drink Vitamin Water, because I like to pretend that I'm healthy by paying two bucks for sugar with color and water. And the bottles are not recycled. They're neatly piled up on the back of my car.