Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hurricane Ike, sustainable response, and water bottles

I know that the Wall Street financial mess has been dominating the news the last few weeks. The clean-up from hurricane Ike kind of fell off the radar. What I found interesting is that the relief agencies make it priority number 1 to ship in trailer loads of bottled water. Not the 1 gal jugs but cases of individual 16 oz bottles. The degree of packaging that is being distributed with the food is mindboggling. Is it because it is easier or no one has thought about it?http://www.flickr.com/photos/americanredcross/2902307636/in/photostream/

Is any of this stuff recycled? Does Red Cross recycle where there is infrastructure in place? Just curious.