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Environment Drowning In Bottled Water

“Evian,” the woman says. “It’s naive spelled backwards.”

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It isn’t the idea of buying the water that is truly troublesome but more what happens to the plastic water bottles. Most times they just get tossed. That’s baaaad.

The Earth Policy Institute reports that global consumption of bottled water reached in 2004 was up 57 percent from the amount consumed five years earlier. Even where tap water is safe to drink, demand for bottled water is producing unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy.

“Although in the industrial world bottled water is often no healthier than tap water, it can cost up to 10,000 times more,” states an article at the Earth Policy Institute Web site. “At as much as $2.50 per liter ($10 per gallon), bottled water costs more than gasoline.” [More]

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December 5, 2006 - Posted by | Environment, News

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