Bottled Water Sucks



From the article:

I knew bottled water was a social ill but I didn't know how damaging it was until I saw an explosive and compelling new documentary called Tapped.

With style, verve and righteous anger, the film exposes the bottled water industry's role in suckering the public, harming our health, accelerating climate change, contributing to overall pollution, and increasing America's dependence on fossil fuels. All while gouging consumers with exorbitant and indefensible prices.

Claire Thompson summed up the problem well in her post on the movie at Grist:

"Not only is it [bottled water] a clear waste of resources (only 20 percent of plastic water bottles used in the United States are recycled, and far too many of the rest probably end up in the Pacific Garbage Patch), it's an incredible waste of money for consumers, who pay more than the price of gasoline for water that's marketed as "pure," but in reality is largely unregulated, full of harmful toxins like BPA, and far less safe for drinking than free tap water. (In fact, 40 percent of the time, bottled water is nothing but municipal tap water, freed from the government oversight that keeps it safe.)"
Watch the movie's powerful trailer.

The film's website lists where you can see the doc in the theater, and offers opportunities for hosting a screening of your own. (So far, it will be screened in a smattering of the coastal cities where you'd expect them to play.)
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It is time to stand up and fight these soulless corporate bastards who are out to steal your water. This film shows that spirit. A spirit we in America desperately need.

Water Is Life.

Comments

I did hear some rumors about bottled waters being harmful to our health and the environment but this is the first time that I read that it was a serious problem. I always thought that drinking bottled water was safe but after reading your post, I realized that it can be harmful to my health because of the toxins it may contain. I hope you continue your efforts in helping us become more aware of issues like this.