Monday, May 26, 2008

A little less plastic

All these months of gradually deplasticking our daily lives. I wonder why it took me so long to get around to this obvious subtitution. Sure, the water still contacts the solid plastic in the delivery/refrigeration system, but at least it isn't sitting for days and days in a number-7 bottle. I think the home-brewing 5 gallon glass carboy looks a lot nicer too. I thought it might not fit, or would wobble too much to be safe, but it's a fine fit and seems stable enough for a low-traffic corner location. Full to the brim, and lacking a handle, the glass bottle would be unwieldy, but filled half way it's easy enough to install.

It would probably be a little awkward to refill one of these with purchased water, but we don't. We refill our bottles from the tap. The water cooler is just a way of having water available cold, at little kid level, and without waiting a minute for a glass as is necessary with our double-filtered drinking water tap.

Fiona announced our new water rig excitedly: "Bigger! Heavier! Less toxic!"


  1. Anonymous5:21 pm

    Miranda, I love this idea! Wondering where one might be able to pick up one of these jars?

  2. Home brewing supply places carry them. Hope it works for you!

  3. Wow! Fiona has a certain way with words.

    And what a wonderful idea--a glass water cooler. How, well, absolutely retro of you. And less toxic, too.


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