Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 8 (8 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   11 comments

Exclusive to OpEdNews:
Life Arts

DO YOU DRINK BOTTLED WATER?

By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Mary Wentworth     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 6/28/09

Author 1621
- Advertisement -
If you do, think about the following:

    • It's a rip-off - big time.
        Coca-Cola was forced to admit in 2004 that Dasani is just tap water. Nestle's has had to add "Public Water Source" to the label of their Pure Life brand.
        The upshot is that you pay multiple times more for a product that is available to you at minimal cost from your kitchen faucet.

     • Tap water is regulated, but bottlers face few regulations and are rarely inspected.

     • Bottled water is an environmental disaster.
          While these bottles can be recycled, eighty percent end up in landfills where they take a long time to degrade. They are also found floating in a mass of other non-biodegradable debris that is twice the size of Texas and is known as the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch.
          Since three times more water is used to produce the bottle than the amount it will contain, it is a process that wastes a life-giving resource.
          Bottled water also consumes significant amounts of non-renewable fossil fuels in the manufacture of the bottles, extraction of the water and transporting it to plants, and then to distribution points. The entire process adversely impacts air quality and adds to climate change. Does it make sense to take water from New Zealanders and bring it here to the US?

    • If you buy bottled water believing it tastes better than tap water, maybe you are buying the "hype"?
        For example, when ABC's Good Morning America blind-tested its studio audience in 2001 by asking them to taste samples of New York City's tap water, Poland Spring, Evian and oxygenated 02, the Big Apple won hands down.

    • What is the likely long-term impact on the world's water supply?
        Like oil, our supply of water is not inexhaustible. Unlike oil, there is NO substitute.                                                            
- Advertisement -


- Advertisement -

 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

Author of Discovering America: A Political Journey and of a free booklet on Patriarchy; a feminist and political activist.

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

"We Can't Find Mary Jo" - Kennedy at Chappaquiddick

WHO'S THE BOSS? A Postscript on Crowley vs. Gates

How Would Single Payer Work For You?

DO YOU DRINK BOTTLED WATER?

Honduras: The Ham in the Sandwich

WHY "PRO-LIFERS" GET IT WRONG (a few words in honor of Dr. George Tiller)