30 December 2007

In praise of Chicago

From Tuesday the city will start collecting a five cent a bottle tax on what is conceivably the world's most ridiculous and wasteful product, bottled water. Now I am not averse to a bottle of proper, naturally effervescent mineral water with a good meal and understand that in some circumstances one needs to buy a bottle when one is out and about but when I see people at the supermarket buying dozens of bottles to take home to drink, possibly to avoid the arduous trek from the settee to the kitchen tap, it makes my head want to explode.

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