Nestlé is draining Pakistan to sell us bottled water

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Nestlé is draining developing countries to produce its bottled water, destroying countries’ natural resources before forcing its people to buy their own water back. Who in their right mind is going to buy a bottle of tap water at the rate of $1.50

Bottom Line on Bottled Water

Living Green & Saving Energy

Bottled water drinkers: I hope you are sitting down. Most consumers of bottled water think that their favorite aqueous refresher comes from a special place like a mountain spring or other natural source. After all, the bottles have nice pictures of mountains and fast flowing streams. easy green living tip how to go green saving water bottled water purified water

INFOGRAPHIC: IS BOTTLED WATER REALLY THAT BAD? YES

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This expansive graph by Online Education tells you all you need to know about bottled water , as you scroll from top to bottom. bottled water green living

Bottled water better than tap?

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The myth, and a myth it certainly is, that bottled “spring” water is better than tap water for us to drink is a lie that is being perpetuated by clever marketing. Just get a refillable bottle – stainless steel is best – and fill from the tap.

No more bottled water

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Ditch the bottled water now by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A typical American family consumes 26 gallons of bottled water a year and not only is that an awful lot of bottles when combined with the population number but also an awful lot of water that is being abstracted from precious sources or, simply, from the mains. As said above, the average American family consumes 26 gallons of bottled water a year. Time to switch from bottled to bottle.

What’s In a Name: Misleading Marketing of Bottled Water

Living Green & Saving Energy

My dislike of bottled water is well-known to readers of this blog. Drinking bottled water is expensive, requires fossil fuels to produce most of the bottles, and creates landfill waste. A lot of bottled water does not even come from natural springs. But that doesn’t stop the purveyors of bottled water from devising clever marketing [.].

What’s In a Name: Misleading Marketing of Bottled Water

Living Green & Saving Energy

My dislike of bottled water is well-known to readers of this blog. Drinking bottled water is expensive, requires fossil fuels to produce most of the bottles, and creates landfill waste. A lot of bottled water does not even come from natural springs. But that doesn’t stop the purveyors of bottled water from devising clever marketing [.].

US Congress wastes thousands on bottled water

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Congress wasting thousands of dollars in taxpayers' money on bottled water that harms our environment by Michael Smith (Veshengro) During and after the State of the Union recently, President Obama and Congressional Republicans waxed poetic about the need to cut wasteful spending in Washington. But there is an easy place to start: According to Corporate Accountability International, Congress spent nearly $200,000 on bottled water in just three months last year.

Austrailia Bans Bottled Water

Green Earth Journey

via Huffington Post SYDNEY — Residents of a rural Australian town hoping to protect the earth and their wallets have voted to ban the sale of bottled water, the first community in the country _ and possibly the world _ to take such a drastic step in the growing backlash against the industry. It's time for people to realize they're being conned by the bottled water industry."

Is bottled water unsafe?

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Experts reveal why tap water may be safer than bottled water and urge stricter labeling for bottled water by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Consumers know less about the water they pay dearly for in bottles than about the water that they can drink almost for free – for obviously they pay for it in other ways – from the tap because the two are regulated differently, congressional investigators and nonprofit researchers say in reports.

Bottled water and its cost

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Bottled water and its cost to you and the Planet by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Have you ever considered how much money you are spending on bottled water – I mean that is if you happen to use bottled water regularly – and what impact that has on your finances and on the health of the Planet? This bottled water thingy is a fairly recent phenomenon, but it certainly is something that is having quite a serious ecological impact.

10 Reasons you Should Avoid Bottled Water

Green Living Ideas

Bottled water is nothing short of a ecological disaster. And yet so many of us rely on bottled water for our hydration. But here are 10 awesome reasons why you should avoid bottled water. This guy knows that reusable water bottles are totally sexy.

How Pure Is Bottled Water?

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The image of pure spring water, uncontaminated by chemicals of any kind and much better for us than tap. Is bottled water really that clean? Labels do not mention contamination, and are also not required, so far, to do so and for bottled water the testing standards are way less rigorous than they are for tap water. Do you think the bottled water companies test their water eight to ten times a day for all possible contamination?

#OnlyInDubai can you get the world’s most expensive bottled water

Green Prophet

Water is an essential commodity , especially in the arid Gulf states where it surpasses oil in liter-to-liter price comparisons. He told the Khaleej Times, “I was sitting in a restaurant wondering why we’re drinking Voss water, Evian water.

If economics is right, bottled water prices in Columbus are about to go up

Environmental Economics

Nitrate levels at a Columbus water treatment facility increased overnight, according to city officials, who said the no-drink advisory for pregnant women and infants younger than 6 months has been continued. In this case, we would expect the demand for bottled water to increase in reaction to the increased nitrate levels in Columbus drinking water.    The demand increase should increase the price of bottled water.

Putting Warning Labels on Bottled Water Might Not Be as Crazy as It Sounds

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But if thirsty consumers looking to sip from a plastic bottle of water were confronted with stickers and photos that educated them about the containers’ disastrous effects on the environment, would they change their purchasing habits?

A More Ethical Bottled Water?

Eco Friendly Daily

No water fountain in sight. But the corner store does have nice cold bottles of water. We all know the problems with bottled water. There is the issue of water quality – bottled water may be equal to, or even worse than, your local tap water.

Bottled Water - A Scourge to the World

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Even though people in the US and Britain, and other places in Europe, have access to clean water from their taps, they drink an average of 200 bottles of water per person each year (in the US). Over 17 million barrels of oil are needed to manufacture those water bottles, 86 percent of which will never be recycled. Fine, but the bottles are not my primary concern. Tags: Blog Action Day 2010 Blog Action Day water

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Alternatives to Bottled Water

Eco Friendly Daily

Today’s challenge is to cut bottled water out of your routine. The bottled water explosion in recent decades has brought with it an enormous increase in consumer waste. In the first three years of this decade, the planet’s thirsty consumers drank over 500 million litres of bottled water, according to the International Council of Bottled Water Associations. That’s a whole lot of plastic bottles.

Take back the tap

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Take back the tap: Let's put and end to the big business fraud of bottled water Corporations like Nestlé are wasting your money, and not just Nestlé. Bottled water companies profit from misleading advertising.

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Bottled Water Goes Organic With llanllyr Source

Eccorazzi

So are we surprised that, llanllyr SOURCE , a bottled water company out of Wales in the UK, is now labeling its bottled water organic? While the soil above the source is organic, we still find it hard to label the water as such.

Bottled Water Goes Organic With Illanllyr Source

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So are we surprised that, llanllyr SOURCE , a bottled water company out of Wales in the UK, is now labeling its bottled water organic? While the soil above the source is organic, we still find it hard to label the water as such.

Australian town in 'world-first' bottled water ban

Green Earth Journey

SYDNEY (AFP) – An Australian town pulled all bottled water from its shelves Saturday and replaced it with refillable bottles in what is believed to be a world-first ban. Activists say bottling water causes unnecessary use of plastics and fuel for transport.

Bottled Water Uses Much More Energy Than Tap

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via GizMag.com March 1, 2009 New research from the Pacific Institute estimates that bottled water is up to 2000 times more energy-intensive than tap water. Indeed, when all the sums were done, it seems the annual consumption of bottled water in the U.S.

Heated Bottled Water Myth or Not?

Green Earth Journey

There is another email floating around the internet about not drinking bottled water that has been warmed up in the car. Being a person that always has a case of bottled water in the car, I wanted to check this out. To all my environment safety friends, I am making the switch from bottled water to huge sports drink containers. This raises another question, is the miniscule amount per bottle or per case and who is selling beverages in these bottles?

Bottled Water v. Tap Water: Rethinking How We Drink. ~ Brook Stableford {Video}

Elephant Journal

Bottled water is safer than tap water, right? That’s what bottled water companies like Nestle, Coca Cola and Pepsi would like you to think. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Green bottled water eco-friendly eco-responsibility green living tap water

Mark Wahlberg and P. Diddy Promote Bottled Water Brand

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Tell them about the "exciting" bottled water brand being pushed by Mark Wahlberg and Sean Combs. Diddy Promote Bottled Water Brand appeared first on Ecorazzi. Want to hear an environmentalist scream?

Green Tea Party Posse Presents: The Anti-Bottled Water Song

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Bottled water is becoming obsolete

Green Life Smart Life

Bottled water is getting banned. San Francisco’s mayor, Gavin Newsom has stopped the city government from using money to supply municipal workers with bottled water. New York City launched a champagne ad to encourage residents and tourists to stop using bottled water and drink the tap water. New York has been considered one of the best water in the country. Tagged: bottled water, DEHA, gavin newsom, New York City, san francisco, tap water.

12 Things you might want to read while sipping your Fiji bottled water.

Elephant Journal

Don’t do Bottled Water. It’s generally less regulated, and dirtier, than tap water. But if you’re going to do bottled water, take care before lapping up Fiji Water.

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Bottled Water: Some people just don't get it

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Some people, including “greenies”, just do not seem to get it about bottled water and even advocate and advertise ethical bottled water on their business pages and such like. It is not about the bottle so much, as the, theoretically, can be recycled, and even though they are made of oil and leach chemicals, with a few exceptions which are made of a bioplastic of sorts.

Tapped, a look at the dangers of bottled water

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Oh, yes, I am back at one of my favorite subjects, bottled water, and the environmental impacts of it. That bottle of water you buy to quench thirst, that you chug down, and the empty bottle that you then toss (into the litter bin). Do you realize that bottled water is more expensive than gasoline and is probably just municipal tap water? But it is very difficult to get tap water in restaurants for instance.

The Future of Bottled Water

Eco Friendly Daily

Depending how you view it, the bottled water industry is either an environmental disaster or a necessary convenience. Environmental Consequences of Bottled Water. Plastic bottles, of course, are the primary concerns regarding the bottled water industry.

Lady Gaga Creating Healthy Bottled Water Brand

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Lady Gaga launching new water bottle product, which just might be promoted with her recent weight gain. Read More The post Lady Gaga Creating Healthy Bottled Water Brand appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment Music News Top News lady gaga

The Story of Bottled Water

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Should you be worried about your tap water? The Story of Bottled Water Worried about what’s in your tap? They’re selling us a product that is often not any cleaner than tap water, and is a lot pricier. Bottled water is a scam. Tags: Water

Unlock the untapped potential of your faucet

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Drinking tap water might be the simplest solution to ocean plastic pollution (oh dear, and this even rhymes). The solution to plastic water bottle pollution could be as simple as educating the general masses that (their) tap water is safe to drink.

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Co-op unveils 50% recycled plastic bottles for own-brand water

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Cop-op has announced that all of its own-brand water bottles will be switched to contain 50% recycled plastic, as part of a plan to "test the water" on how shoppers will react to a change in design. The bottle is the problem.

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America’s growing love affair with the most wasteful thing to drink there is

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Once an occasional indulgence, bottled water is quickly becoming America's drink of choice. The average person in the United States now consumes more than 35 gallons of bottled water per year, according to data from market research firm Beverage Marketing Corp.

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Bottled water: A natural resource that is taxing the world's ecosystem

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Bottled water consumption, which has more than doubled globally in the last number of years, is a natural resource that is putting a heavy tax the world's ecosystem. Even in areas where tap water is safe to drink, demand for bottled water is steadily increasing, producing unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy, and, as we will see in an upcoming article, the use of plant-based PET bottles is not better either.

Plastic bottles are NOT green & there is no ethical bottled water

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While the contents of such bottles themselves may not be especially harmful, the process of producing bottled water is not doing the environment any favors. The water in itself is not harmful but the fact that it is being extracted to be put in bottles where, in most cases, the municipal tap water would be as good if not even better, there is a problem, in a way. Therefore, go reusable any time and use tap water only.