Monday, January 21, 2008

A Glass of Miami's Finest

I'm one of those people who never orders bottled water at restaurants. Not only do I dislike the practice because it inflates the bill, but it's also ridiculously wasteful. So I'm always "Yep, Miami's finest for me." And I'm starting to really get annoyed with that "_______'s finest" euphemism. Lets be honest people, we live in a place where the water is pretty safe to drink. That's one of the perks of living in America. Thankfully local restaurants are catching on to the bottle-banishing trend.
In an effort to minimize their environmental impact, Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and Restaurant has begun its own water program. Rather than offering still or sparkling, Jaguar offers a carafe of specially filtered local water with its compliments. Around the neck of the carafe is information regarding “The Facts.” This information is below.

The facts:
· 166 bottles of water are consumed by the average American each year.
· 8 out of 10: number of un-recycled plastic water bottles that wind up in landfills or incinerators.
· 1,000: Estimated number of years required for a plastic water bottle to decompose.
· Local water: What’s in most popular water brands.

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