It's nuts to be shipping water all the way across the planet, and us — because we're so bloody wealthy — we're willing to pay for that water because it comes from France.I wholeheartedly agree with him - the only thing I would add to what he says is that this earth is not ours to mess with. It is a gift from God, not ours to pollute. We are permitted to use what is here, but we are required to have careful stewardship over it. As the psalmist wrote:
I don't believe for a minute that French water is better than Canadian water. I think that we've got to drink the water that comes out of our taps, and if we don't trust it, we ought to be raising hell about that.
Not only does bottled water lead to unbelievable pollution — with old bottles lying all over the place — but plastic has chemicals in it.
Plastics are ubiquitous. I don't believe that plastics are not involved in a great deal of the health problems that we face today.
The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein. (Psalm 24.1)By polluting the earth we are destroying ourselves and the planet. There will come a day of reckoning and we will be questioned. Proper stewardship of this planet in our day needs to be a fundamental Christian tenet.
Susan and I spend a lot of time thinking about all our choices when we purchase things. Especially food is an important one. Plastic bags are reused and reused until they have holes in them. And we use cloth bags for carrying everything possible. Sometimes we buy juice in plastic containers, but not often. We try very hard to limit our consumption of products that are in plastic. We can buy our milk in glass and we reuse those bottles for all sorts of things. There are so many little ways in which we can change what we do and will greatly benefit the planet - God's planet.