With everyone jumping on the green bandwagon there are going to be some bumps in the road. Luckily the clever people at Wired magazine are here to point out the folks who are giving green a bad name. In this month’s issue Eric Hagerman exposes some companies practicing greenwashing in his piece “Little Green Lies.” The one we took the biggest exception to? Poland Spring and their Eco-Shape bottle.
While Poland Spring claims “A little natural does a lot of good” the fact remains that selling water in a plastic bottle, even a recycled plastic bottle, is not doing much good at all. From Wired:
Eight out of 10 empties are landfilled anyway, and producing and shipping the 31.8 billion liters of water sold in the US every year requires 17 million barrels of oil.
If you can’t bring yourself to drink tap water – because what, maybe you’re trapped in 1999? – then you’ve got to recycle your plastics, people. Luckily we’re here to help. And let’s not get comfy when we’re drinking Ethos either, that stuff is surrounded by plastic even if it does, indeed, do good.