A farmer or gardener perspective for decades now has been to avoid plastics as much as possible. They do not biodegrade which, of course, is not good for the earth. This was my main concern when it came to plastics, specifically plastic bottles.
To-go containers for us are usually cardboard, paper bags, or reusable containers. Yes, some of the reusables are plastic, but they are the good plastic that gets recycled. We do love our redo, reuse, repurpose things on the farm, but most of these things are items that will biodegrade. If they don’t do that then they had better last forever.
Well, my blog buddies at The Whoot.com have found a new danger from plastic, and it has to do with drinking water purchased in plastic bottles.
They share some fantastic info-graphics describing how the plastics are labeled, what the label means, and what the level of danger is. I have saved several of these graphics for our own future use, and I hope you will do the same. They even have a mini-video explaining how/where the plastic danger is.
We found it easier years ago to just purchase the heavy-duty refillable water bottles and carry them wherever we go. We can load ice cubes in them more easily, and even freeze part on some of them. Nothing better when working out in a hot garden than a cold drink of water. We also have the huge advantage of our own well. Some people don’t care for the taste of well water, but we prefer it. To us, some city waters taste tinny or sterile. We have the added benefit of natural minerals in our water, nothing cooked out.
This week my plow-share is all about safe, drinkable, water. Simple, short, and hopefully refreshing.
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