In 1980, according to Pacific Institute water guru Peter H. Gleick, the average American drank about a gallon of commercial bottled water per year. By 2010, the figure went as high as 30 gallons -- and with it came the associated waste in plastic and energy.
But as consumers ditch the disposable plastic bottle, they're demanding the return of drinking fountains & water coolers in public places -- there's even an Android app called "WeTap" that's in the process of mapping (and rating) every single public drinking fountain on the planet. The drinking fountain is making a comeback -- and it doesn't have to be the drab, lifeless spigot you grew up with, either. Continue reading