Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Saving the earth, one bottle at a time

I drink a lot of water. I average about 84 ounces a day or more. And I like Smart Water. It tastes clean. I generally buy my Smart Water at Costco or Sams Club. A package of 12 one liter bottles costs $11.68 including $1.20 CRV so about $0.97 per day. I drink at least one of these bottles per day. I go through about 3 cases of water per month so $35.04 per month or $420.48 per year on bottled water. And even though I do recycle these bottles those are a lot of bottles every year.

In an effort to save the earth and some money, I invested in a reusable bottle. It is BPA free and comes with a filter.


This product is called a Bobble and cost $12.99. A replacement filter is $6.99. Each filter is worth about the same as 300 bottles of water. So total investment for the year is $19.98.

This is a $400.50 per year savings. And it makes me feel like I am doing a good thing for the earth at the same time. Suck that Al Gore!

Total savings to date: $581.52

How to make your own dishwasher soap will be the next topic. I am excited about that one!


  1. So, you put tap water in there? Are you still alive?! How does it taste?

  2. Yep Trish! Tap water and I am still alive. Tastes just fine.