BYOB – Bring Your Own Bottle
As I asked an Edmonton airport employee where the water fountain was early is morning and I was impressed to have run into a water filtering station.
And since I was looking to fill my water bottle I was delighted to check it out. Not only was this dispenser easy to use, the water tastes pretty good too. Did you know that 130 MILLION plastic bottles are thrown out in the province of British Columbia every year? 80 percent of which end up in landfills. This means that only 1 in every 5 bottles are recycled. Did you also know that it takes 700 years for one bottle to decompose? Imagine what the waste is in provinces like Ontario or even Alberta! So what are you doing towards this cause?
It was not long ago that I decided to watch a documentary on water called Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008). It was fascinating and I could only imagine the increase in waste and in recycling efforts made since this documentary was made. Either way, I was proud to have made a difference with participating as the 1301 user of this single water filtration station.
The best part about it, besides helping to save our environment, is that it was absolutely FREE!