Stop Drinking Bottled Water and Take Back the Tap

As I end month number four of my no-bottled-water kick, my count for water bottles consumed in 2009 is still at a meager two. I’ve heard a few Reactions readers out there have also started their own efforts, so keep up the good work! I’ve just received notice of a few other efforts going on here in NYC that should make your plastic-bottle-free life a little easier.

Tapit, a water bottle refilling network, had just signed on its 100th ‘partner’ agreeing to provide free water to the public. These ‘partners’ are cafes, restaurants, shops — anyone agreeing to allow people to come in and fill up their own bottles with tap water for free. You can find them by using Tapit’s participant locator here

Food & Water Watch and Riverkeeper have also recently launched a program called “Take Back the Tap” asking restaurants to pledge to stop selling bottled water. Restaurants who participate will be listed in their international Eat Well Guide.

Every effort helps.