Monday Moaning

It’s absurd that the cost of designer water is at a “280,000% markup” to your tap water and it’s reaching record heights in consumption.The comforting illusion of better water (bottled water) requires a lot of resource to manufacture and merchandise. The industry requires the cost of natural rivers and streams, semi-truck exhaust and diesel fuel, packaging, labeling, pollution of non-biodegradable plastic and the managing of recycling centers.

If you visit a gas station store or grocery store, you’re bound to see that a full third of all cold beverages on sale are bottled water. The Sierra Club explains, “Annually the water bottles themselves take about 1.5 million tons of plastic to manufacture for the global market.” Did you know plastics come from oil and therefore it takes 1.5 million barrels of oil a year?

Additionally the manufacturing process releases toxins into the environment, such as nickel, ethylbenzene, ethylene oxide and benzene. Even with current plastic recycling centers, “most used bottles end up in landfills, adding to the landfill crisis.”

via http://stmedia.startribune.com/

Source: Likes – Why You Should Never Drink Bottled Water

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4 responses to this post.

  1. I would add it also takes more water in the process of manufacturing the plastic bottles than what eventually fills the bottle. Bottled water is one of the most wasteful practices we have today.

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  2. Posted by Alex Jones on July 23, 2013 at 8:35 am

    I took a bottle of tap water with me yesterday. Water is water.

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