Everyone has heard the rants about plastic water bottles and how we should use reusable containers and that tap water is fine, or filtered tap water is fine. We need to keep the plastic water bottles out of the landfills. And I completely agree.
But why is the focus on water bottles? No one ever mentions all the plastic soda bottles. And plastic juice bottles. And plastic iced tea bottles. I would much rather encourage people to drink more water and less of these sugary, calorie-laded beverages in any container. Is the lack of focus on all plastic bottles due to no other cost effective options for the non-water beverages? I don't know, it bothers me.
I occasionally have the need to purchase a beverage from a convenience store. I always opt for water and I hate feeling guilty for the plastic water bottle. I doubt any soda drinker feels a twinge of guilt for their purchase. And the soda drinkers I know don't stop with one bottle a day. My theory is the soda drinkers contribute way more plastic bottles to our ever growing disposable garbage than water drinkers.