(OXO Travel Mug from Sur La Table)
It takes the equivalent of 17 million barrels of oil to create the 900,000 tons of plastic used to bottle water in the U.S. last year - as a result 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide were created and almost 90% of those bottles ended up being thrown in the trash instead of the recycling.
That is so shocking! I now keep a stainless steel (inside and out) travel mug filled with tap water in the refrigerator at all times. I can take it with me in a moments notice or sip from it right from refrigerator whenever I'm thirsty. I also have smaller ones for all the kids - so handy.