How bad for the environment could one plastic bottle be?

WASHINGTON—Wishing to dispose of the empty plastic container, and
failing to spot a recycling bin nearby, an estimated 30 million
Americans asked themselves Monday how bad throwing away a single bottle
of water could really be.

"It's fine, it's fine," thought Maine native Sheila Hodge, echoing
the exact sentiments of Chicago-area resident Phillip Ragowski, recent
Florida transplant Margaret Lowery, and Kansas City business owner
Brian
McMillan, as they tossed the polyethylene terephthalate object into an
awaiting trash can. "It's just one bottle. And I'm usually pretty good
about this sort of thing."

"Not a big deal," continued roughly one-tenth of the nation's population.

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From The Onion, of course. For the rest of the all-too-hilarious story, click here.

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