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.