The Inefficiency of Bottled Water

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Mon, 2012-10-29 13:26
Last Commented:
Mon, 2010-03-29 12:29

Before I get into this blog, I would like to start with a short statement answering the question, why should you care?

First and most importantly, bottled water is very energy intensive. It takes lots of imported oil to make the bottle and transport it to your home, office, the gym, etc. That imported oil hurts our economy and fuels undemocratic regimes around the world. So, if you are a Patriot, and if you believe in democracy and freedom, then you should put down that bottled water and switch to tap - it's 100% American.

Secondly, there is also the obvious environmental impact of bottled water (from the oil extraction to the landfill).

On to the story, this is a great video on the story of Bottled Water. It is a very concise video showing how Bottled Water came to be one of the most destructive, wasteful, and inefficient products we can consume. The energy required to get you that bottle of water could power 1 million cars for a year in the United States.

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