Bottled Water

9 REASONS TO STOP BUYING BOTTLED WATER

February 9, 2015

Occasionally we hear from someone:  “We Mostly Drink Bottled Water.”

Well please stop!  (Unless you are using the filtering water bottles we sell.)     water-bottles-caps-300x225

All this bottled water has created many major problems.  We’ll list some of them:

  • Many think that bottled water is healthier. There is no basis for this belief.
  • Bottled water does not mean pure water.  It does not have to be filtered when bottled.  Much of it is filtered only superficially to improve the taste and smell.
  • The plastic itself can contaminate the water. The ‘soft’ plastic used to bottle water can release chemicals into the water.
  • 1.5 million barrels of crude oil are used annually to produce the plastic used to bottle water
  • Bottled water is hauled long distances for distribution, burning massive quantities of fuel
  • One study put the cost of bottled water at 7.5 times that of tap water
  • Mountainous rubbish heaps have been created from the throw-away bottles
  • Massive water bottling is a form of defacto privatization
  • Water shortages near water bottling plants have been reported all over, including Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Florida and Texas.

Get yourself a good home water filter and fill your own bottles.  Every one of these concerns is alleviated.

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