Paying for What Is Free

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.

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.