I ended up getting a smaller bottle, Old Pinky was a 1L (32 oz) bottle which has its pros and cons, but most notably in the cons column was that I couldn't fit it in my bike's water bottle holder. My new bottle is a nice teal green and holds just over a half liter (18oz) and has a nice contoured shape. Also a smaller bottle = more walking!
There were some interesting facts on the tag that I thought I would share.
- The energy required to manufacture, fill, and transport a chilled disposable bottle of water is equivalent to filling each bottle 1/4 full of oil.
- Bottled water is designed to be consumed and discarded. It takes about 1000 years for plastic disposable bottles to biodegrade.
- In North America, an estimated 70 million disposable water bottles are dumped in landfills each year.
- Buying a bottle of water is 3000 more expensive than tap water.
Let's hope that Old Pinky found a new home. Maybe one of the nurses put it in the dishwasher and is enjoying it as we speak. Now I just have to think of a cute name for my new bottle. . .