By Mike Poulin, Justice Resource Manager

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This Lent, fast from single use bottled water. While bottled water can be useful in emergency situations, the proliferation of single use plastic bottles for routine hydration is an ecological catastrophe. In 2018, 1.3 BILLION plastic water bottles were used EACH DAY. That’s over 470 billion bottles for the year. 

Eliminating single use plastic bottles reduces the amount of plastic waste in the ecosystem. It also decreases the use of fossil fuels required to transport water in bottles. Consider filling a reusable bottle with tap or locally filtered water for hydration on the go.