06 Apr '12, 11pm

Bottled Water Industry Waging Insidious War On Tap Water:

Bottled Water Industry Waging Insidious War On Tap Water:

How did it happen that the bottled water industry can take what is clean, readily available and free in the west, package it in non-biodegradable plastic, and sell it back to consumers at highly inflated prices? How could so many customers fall for this trick? Not only that, but profits continue to rise . In 2010, more than 2 billion liters were consumed in the UK, which equates to 33 liters per person, a figure projected to rise to 40 liters by 2020. In the US, more than 40 billion liters were sold last year, in an estimated 28 billion plastic bottles that it took 17m barrels of oil to manufacture (enough to fuel about 100,000 cars for the entire year). The industry in the US is worth $22 billion a year and sales are increasing at a rate of 5.4 per cent annually. On an even more depressing side note, nearly 8 out of every 10 of those bottles ends up in a landfill, transla...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/bottled-water-industry-waging...

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