Monday, February 4, 2013

Bottled Water

Reposted From: March 23, 2010

Get rid of em'!

I been on this for years.

Now comes this from Annie Leonard
Director of "The Story of Stuff Project"

"Marketing campaigns have turned bottled water into a $5 billion-a-year industry in the United States alone.

Worldwide people spend billions on a bottled product that's no cleaner, harms people and the environment and costs up to 2,000 times the price of tap water.
* Bottled water is subject to fewer health regulations than tap water

* Up to 40 percent of bottled water is filtered tap water.

* Each year, according to the Pacific Institute's Peter Gleick, making the plastic water bottles used in the U.S. takes enough oil and energy to fuel a million cars.

* Three-fourths of the half-a-billion plastic water bottles sold in the U.S. every week go to the landfill or to incinerators. It costs our cities more than $70 million to landfill water bottles alone each year."
I made a video on this over 3 years ago



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