Here’s an ironic fact to wet your whistle – Water bottles buried in landfills can take up to 1000 years to biodegrade, all the while leaking toxic additives such as phthalates into the groundwater.
Jill Kratish of The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is doing her part – One of the changes at her theatre she’s most proud of are the little gadgets on water fountains that enable people to refill their reusable water bottles easily and cut down on the use of disposable bottles backstage. “I issued each of our 150 summer campers this year a refillable Nalgene bottle and asked them to please refrain from bringing any drinks with them to camp in disposable bottles. It worked really well to cut down on the amount of trash that was generated each day by our summer camp. We are now asking artists to consider using refillable bottles instead of having us provide the bottled water in their riders. ”
Written by James Hindman & Terry Berliner. Edited by Lisa Goldberg