Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink.
I recently lost my grandma. We had a small gathering at my mom’s place followed by lunch. Like any other get-together we planned this one to every small detail. We planned the food, hot and cold beverages. When it came to water we chose water bottles. I was so against using water bottles. On the day of he funeral almost half the water bottles went to trash with water. Bottled water was completely out of necessity since the power was out and we needed clean drinking water. So as a last resort we went with water bottles. I did see half the bottle went as waste. We did end up pouring the left out water for plants. Seeing so much drinking water go to waste when people around the world are struggling to get a glass of water is heartbreaking.
Again for the memorial gathering too many bottles went to waste. More than the funeral day. It’s sad to see kids where not taught to use water efficiently. Almost couple dozen of water bottles were thrashed 3/4th full. Again bottled water was to make our life easier. It became a trend. I failed to convince my family to serve water in glasses. I am never going to order water bottles for gatherings.
Please do think twice before getting bottles for any gathering or have to get creative to help people not to waste water. Please do educate kids to use water conservatively.