November 29, 2015

Black and White What?

Sometimes I use my camera to avoid boredom. One day I was sitting in the car waiting for my husband to come out of a store and there was nothing interesting to look at, just a nondescript parking lot. So I put my water bottle on the dash and discovered it has a face!

Some people want to ban plastic water bottles. I think it's a useless idea unless you ban soft drinks in plastic bottles too. People will just buy more sodas, as shown at the University of Vermont, where a water sales ban resulted in a 33 percent increase in the number of sugary drinks shipped and a 6 percent increase in the number of bottles shipped to campus!

However, I would support returning to deposits levied on beverage containers, since that encourages people to hold on to or pick up bottles or cans. And I hope that manufacturers come up with biodegradable containers. I once purchased water in packaged single-serve paper cartons but unfortunately I could taste the paper!


  1. I stared at that picture for the longest time trying to figure out what I was looking at before reading what you wrote. Haha! I'm glad you told me because I couldn't figure it out. I think deposits might be worth it too.

  2. What an interesting image! I'd have never guessed what it is. We do still have some deposits where I live, but not on all bottles.

  3. Like Connie, I didn't recognise this at first. It looks like a fancy medallion or button of some kind. Your boredom has produced a work of art!

  4. Creative photo! Here in Oregon we have a 5 cent deposit on every beverage bottle. It helps encourage folks to recycle and not litter.

  5. I thought of a brooch!
    Water (bottles) is a much better idea than soda.

  6. Great image! Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro. I do hope you well send me a "patch" for this year's Gratitude Quilt. Instructions are at the top of my blog :-)


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