Cathy Classics by Cathy Guisewite for August 19, 2007
Cathy: Zero calories! Zero fat! Zero carbs! "Every day more than 70 million disposable plastic water bottles are used in America. Every year, 22 billion of them are dumped in landfills or incinerators. In a landfill, it takes 1000 years for one plastic bottle to decompose. In an incinerator, the melting plastic releases toxic fumes which attack the ozone layer. The bottles that aren't buried or burned clog rivers or float to the ocean where they cripple or kill sea life. Even if every single bottle were recycled, the amount of oil required to make, pack and deliver that many bottles and the environmental havoc wreaked by all of the above is unthinkable." I want tap water!! Irving: Can't drink tap. It might not be good for us. Earth. Then: 80% Water. Now: 80% Water bottles. New for 2007: Water guilt.