The final showdown: Bottle vs. tap
UT's Campus Environmental Center wants students to rethink what they drink, and reduce bottled water use.
Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 02:47 PM
On Feb. 24, The University of Texas Recycling Task Force Commitee will hold a taste water test, where students can taste tap water and bottled water and see if they can tell the difference.
Fellow longhorns can also sign the Take Back the Tap Pledge that emphasizes using reusable water bottles rather than buying water bottles each time their thirst hits.
According to the UT's Campus Environental Center (CEC), "Americans use about 29 billion water bottles each year, which take manufacturers 17 million barrels of crude oil to produce." The CEC also said that about 5 out of 6 of these water bottles will end up in a landfill.
Not sure what kind of water bottle to buy? The Huffington Post's picks are right here
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