One of the fellows who works out at the gym in the early morning asked if we knew of a place to recycle plastic bottles. He noted the number of water bottles he had lying around. We provide drinks during the school year for “Lunch Spot.” As a matter of preference we provide bottled water. Many students prefer the water to soda. We have been holding on to the empty bottles in hopes we could find a place to recycle the plastic. We are still looking.
Last week Fox News reported a trend away from bottled water and back to the tap. The numbers that I found in the article and a related post on Wikipedia noted in the Unites States we spent $16.8 billion in 2007 and consumed 8 billion gallons of water in 2006 (projected to increase by 10 % in 2007). You can read the Fox piece here.