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Bottled water ain’t as healthy as you think.Smaller Font  Larger Font

I very rarely buy bottled water. Practically never. The environmental impact of producing and shipping water is ridiculous.
Just on the matter of price, a gallon of bottled water can cost 10,000 times more than a gallon of tap water.
Bottled water produces up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year and that plastic requires up to 47 million gallons of oil per year to produce.
We’re moving 1 billion bottles of water around a week in ships, trains, and trucks in the United States alone. That’s a weekly convoy equivalent to 37,800 18-wheelers delivering water.
The EPA’s standards for tap water are more stringent that the FDA’s are for bottled water. That’s right. You’re more likely to be drinking safer water if it is from the tap.

Using Fiji water as an example, the manufacture and transport of that one kilogram bottle of Fiji water consumed 26.88 kilograms of water (7.1 gallons) .849 Kilograms of fossil fuel (one litre or .26 gal) and emitted 562 grams of Greenhouse Gases (1.2 pounds).

It takes 7 gallons of water for you to get 1 liter of bottled Fiji water. What an unconscionable waste.

Personally I’ve had a sink top or faucet water filtration system in my home for at least a decade. At the gym, I keep a refillable bottle of water and use the water fountains, which are almost always filtered. Heck, I even drink from the water fountains of playgrounds when I’m playing tennis. Me & bottled water aren’t friends. You shouldn’t be friends with bottled water either.

Copyright © , Mike Luque

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