I thought this part was really interesting:
"— One recycled aluminum can saves enough energy to power a television or computer for 3 hours or a 100-watt light bulb for 20 hours. A six-pack of recycled aluminum cans saves enough energy to drive a car 5 miles.
— Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for 4 hours.
— Recycling a one-gallon plastic milk jug will save enough energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning for 11 hours.
— Recycling one pound of steel conserves enough energy to light a 60-watt bulb for 26 hours.
— Recycling a one-foot high stack of newspapers saves enough electricity to heat a home for 17 hours.
Source: Waste Management"
I drink only water 99% of the time, and there is only one brand I like. I hate to admit it, but I don't always bring my bottles home from work. They recycle deposit (soda) bottles a work, not any other bottles, which is annoying because they recycle all the other plastic used in the lab. I do try to remember, though. They are typically the only recycleable thing I don't recycle 100% of the time, which is saying a lot since recycling isn't the easiest thing in my house. (We can only take it to b recycled th 2nd and 4th Saturdays every month, and it is outside,. so if it is raining, you better find a rain coat!)
However, I did just stop buying it in 20 oz bottles and started buying it in lare jugs which never leave my house, so they all et recycled. I put it into other sontainers to take to work. Righ tnow I am trying to find a good glass container to take my water in.