- Posted March 13, 2014 by
Is it That Simple?
Have you ever heard someone complain about the cost of gas prices? You may be standing at a gas pump and think " Why am I paying this much? Is there any other choice though?"
We may be making things just a little bit harder than they need to be. Every year the United States uses about 17 million barrels of petroleum in just plastic water bottles. Think about this. The thing you use to keep you hydrated and cool on a hot day is partly responsible for the price you pay to put fuel into your car or to run your lawnmower. We use about 191 million barrels of oil a year in all our plastic products.
We don't really think about things like this on a daily basis, but what if we all recycled our plastic water bottles? What if we all recycled all plastic bottles that we use? What would gas prices be like then?
I don't believe it is possible for everyone to be convinced to recycle our plastic bottles, but I do believe that one person can make a change. Maybe, that change begins with you. I'm not saying that recycling our plastic bottles will change gas prices tremendously but it will be a beginning. Maybe, a beginning of success. Like Winston Churchill once said "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts."
Is it really that simple?