Lately I've seen ads for a special make-your-own soda contraption. Yesterday I was in a kitchen-gadget store to purchase a new can opener and they were offering samples of homemade soda (which I declined). Then this morning I noticed yet another ad for the item. It made me wonder what the attraction is... does it taste better than store bought or something? So I took a closer look at the ad, which touted, "A smarter way to enjoy soda."
"No lugging" (with a picture of someone stooped over several large soda bottles) [yet the contraption weighs nearly 7 pounds]
"No storage" (bottles of soda lined up) [no mention of storing the bottles of flavoring - over 50 offered]
"No empties" (empty bottles in a trash can) [hmmm... this appeals to me]
"No empties to recycle or throw away." It made me think: couldn't we say that about most meals made from scratch? When we eat more fresh natural foods, and consume less packaged, processed junk, it really cuts down on the amount of trash.
I don't know if "turning water into soda in seconds" is "a smarter way to enjoy soda," but I do know it is not a smart (or healthy) way to enjoy water. Nevertheless, I'm all for the idea of less trash.