Ever since I watched the documentary "Tapped", I have been really trying my best not only to save myself a few dollars here and there but also to reduce my water bottle plastic consumption. But I am feeling like I am now forced to buy bottled water since my options for refilling are now limited. I thought the world was trying to be more "eco-friendly" since some cities have actually banned plastic water bottles from being sold. I also thought I was trying to do something that was better for the environment. I thought progress was being made when I saw some reusable bottle filling stations in a few select locations. There is actually have one in the gym at school and I saw another at a museum. But that is only two I have seen in the city so far. I have just found this to be really stressful when I just want some water. I feel like just a while back I was able to go into a store or wherever and just ask for them to refill my water bottle. Now, I get told that they cannot do that for me or I have to use one of their styrofoam or plastic cups which defeats the purpose of me carrying around the reusable bottle.
This probably seems like a strange rant but that documentary really resonated with me and for those reasons I refuse single use plastic water bottles or cups. Hopefully, things will change in the better for my city and we will no longer need to buy those things.