Hawkins Bans Bottled Water

Hawkins Outfitters is taking a small stand against bottled water

We have decided that we will no longer offer store bought bottled water to you, our clients in the boat each day. We will instead be providing you with water in reusable plastic bottles filled with water from our taps.

Bottled water is harmful to the environment every step of it's life. Millions of gallons of oil are used to make water bottles. Huge amounts of fossil fuels are used to move the water to market. We feel that everyone has to help reduce energy consumption and waste. This is a place Hawkins Outfitters can start.

Overall, the average energy cost to make the plastic, fill the bottle, transport it to market and then deal with the waste would be "like filling up a quarter of every bottle with oil." Peter Gleick, an expert on water policy and director at the Pacific Institute in Oakland, California.