You Dumb Bags of Mostly Water

13 April 2019

A middle school, in Portland, Oregon, where students must pay, cash only, to drink water out of a plastic bottle.

We live in a place where we pay money (taxes) to make sure we have clean water and, based on the reports, we get a decent product.

We pay for that water. Then we pay again for the same water that is packaged in containers that are terrible for our health and well-being.

We pay for the water to be cleaned. Then we pay a handful of people (companies) for the same water.

Hang on, I have to type that again: We pay so that we all benefit, then we pay again so that a few benefit. And we generate more waste.

Humans really are dumb bags of mostly water1.


1 Yes, I know that's not the exact quote from Home Soil.