plastic bottles take 450+ years to break down, and water is free. so why are we paying $4 for a bottle of water?!
bring your own refillable metal water bottle!!
and as for soft drinks, they come in a can - purchase that and make sure you recycle.
i just purchased this stunner from 'the source bulk foods' and take it everywhere with me. not only is it environmentally friendly but they also donate $2 from every bottle sold to wateraid.