Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Second sip from the bottle...

People are getting the wrong idea. When I said that for every five litres of water you consume you consume one litre of crude oil I wasn't meaning that you physically drink the crude oil.

What is the bottle made out of? Crude oil.

What powers the vehicles that ship the water around the planet? Crude oil.


People seem to forget that we use crude oil for far more than just running our cars.

All our plastics are made from crude oil. As are our paints, resins, pigments, synthetic fibres (nylon, polyester etc), most pharmaceuticals, many building products and laminates, glues & adhesives, pesticides, asphalt and rubber.


  1. I knew what you meant, Lee...no wrong ideas here! I have some wicked ideas at times, but I'm not sure if they're "wrong"!

  2. This is new to me..I didn't realise that Lee..you know, being the student with lowest marks in Chemistry papers, it really shows how I hate that subject!

  3. Okay...now I feel like an idiot.

  4. of course, glass isn't a good substitute. Glass isn't made of oil, but it weighs too much. I vote for water from the tap, orange juice from the orange, and coke from.....


    oh well, no worries, I gave soft drinks up a couple years back.


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