If I had a choice between a can of soda or bottled water, I always chose water.  Water is good for you but the wasteful packaging of the water is always a concern.

After a three-year successful campaign, officials in Concord, Massachusetts announce that they have become one of the first communities in the U.S. to ban the sale of single-serving plastic water bottles.

The campaign Ban the Bottle claims that "It takes 17 million barrels of oil per year to make all the plastic water bottles used in the U.S. alone. That's enough oil to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year." Their website also states: "In 2007, Americans consumed over 50 billion single serve bottles of water. With a recycling rate of only 23%, over 38 billion bottles end up in landfills."

If you are a water drinker, you may wish to consider purchasing a PBA-free water bottle available in stores throughout the Greater Binghamton area.