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Drinking Bottled Water Is “Like Smoking While Pregnant”


Just a few short decades ago, the idea that people would pay for bottled water seemed like a joke. Who would buy a product that was already free? Fast forward to now, when Coca-Cola and other major manufacturers of the stuff are laughing all the way to the bank. Today is World Water Day, and it’s a great occasion to watch activist Annie Leonard’s seven-minute film that makes an extremely compelling case for why tap water is just as good, if not better, than the kind that comes wrapped in a pretty plastic package. I’m not interested in buying my water at the convenience store ever again. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

French Abandoning Bottled Water

France, bottled water’s native land, have started to drink tap water more regularly. According to The Guardian, more than 67 percent of French people say they regularly drink tap water “l’eau du robinet,” compared with 59 percent five years ago, and spring sales of bottled water like Evian, Volvic, and Vittel are down 6.7 percent from last spring. This is great considering how much energy and plastic is used to make water bottles, but can you imagine the chicest of the French carrying around aluminum water bottles? [The Guardian, U.K.] Keep reading »

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