25 Nov '11, 10pm

Bottled Water Drinkers Are The New Smokers : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Bottled Water Drinkers Are The New Smokers : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

A year ago we quoted Giles Coren of the London Times writing "Mineral water is a preposterous vanity." This modest and self-effacing food critic now takes credit for the government taking action about it. "For make no mistake, this is all my doing. Since I first made my stand against bottled water in 2006 – incorporating penalty points for serving it into my restaurant ratings, vilifying its producers and mocking its consumers – consumption of the stuff has plummeted (probably) Far more restaurants than ever before offer tap water first and then bottled only as the Bling-Bling alternative. Punters who opt for the Perrier or Badoit now do so with a blush and an apology to diners at the next table." "In 2008 drinkers of bottled water are the new smokers."Coren concludes, in his usual style: "From the restaurants’ point of view it is just a clipping system. It’s more free mon...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/clean-water/bottled-water-drink...

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