Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Give Up Bottled Water?

What do you think, should we give up bottled-water?  One woman thinks so. 



  1. The U.S. is the largest consumer market for bottled water in the world, followed by Mexico, China, and Brazil. 
  2. In 2008, U.S. bottled water sales topped 8.6 billion gallons, which represented 28.9% of the U.S. liquid beverage market.
  3. The average American drinks 21 gallons of bottled water per year.
  4. According to MSNBC, the use of water bottles increased dramatically from 3.3 billion sold in 1997 to 15 billion in 2002
  5. National Geographic estimates that 17 million gallons of crude oil is used on an annual basis to produce plastic bottles.
  6. According to Environmental Working Group’s scientific study on bottled water vs. tap water, bottled water contains distinfection byproducts, fertilizer residue and pain medication . . . ahhhhh! Seriously – read this article.
  7. The bottling companies have created a FALSE sense of NEED in the U.S. for bottled water by convincing us that our tap water is tainted and bottled water is the solution . . . NOT if you watch this awesome video by the Story of Stuff about the bottled water industry.

I'm thinking I'll keep drinking my bottled water as much as I do now (not that often).  

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