Those are all bottle lids strung together.
Plastic bags gag.
But I am trying to make a small impact at home. So here is something I found that I wanted to share. After a little research on the internet I found these wonderful Tap Fountains, from a company called Dream Farm. They are these cool little stick-on fountains that turn your tap faucet into a cupless, bottle-less water fountain. The price is under $5 too! They came all the way from Australia... now that's kind of cool, but also not very earth-responsible.
They are my answer to the countless numbers of water bottles that are clogging our earth. My kids love them. They fit right on the faucet, (size and shape do matter, but as you can see they fit this style), and they feel so much better and will do for a couple sips or a long drink. We don't need to buy into the myth that we have to drink all these gallons of water each day. If we drink when we are thirsty that is enough. There was a report I heard about this on an NPR report on Sports Nutrition, by Gretchen Reynolds. (As a side note, kids should not be prevented from getting a drink of water in school. It helps our brain function. I don't think anyone can argue with that.)
Water does sustain us. It keeps us going. And the rituals we have associated with it. I love watering the flowers. I even like doing the dishes sometimes. Making tea. Making coffee. Ice cubes. Baptism. The ocean. A cool pool. A hot shower. Running through every sprinkler on a run. Cleaning. Cleansing. Inside and out. Every drop of water is precious, nourishing to mind, body, and spirit.