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7 green things our grandparents did

By: Heather Gunther on June 25, 2010, 12:15 p.m.
Cat drinks from the kitchen sink

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Kick the bottle

“Why in the world would I pay money for water in a bottle when there is perfectly good water coming out of my kitchen tap ... for free?” I can just hear my late grandfather, whose frugality was legendary in my family, asking that question with confused sincerity. For some eye-opening stats on the waste created by the bottled water industry, visit the American Museum of Natural History.