Bottle Or Tap?

No surprise here: Bottled water is taxing the world’s ecosystem. The demand for bottled water is filling waste dumps and landfills around the world with little plastic bottles. The amount of crude oil used each year to create these bottles for the US market alone would power 100,000 automobiles for a year. And in many areas the burgeoning growth of this industry has lead to water shortages as bottling facilities consume all the ground water supply.

It is especially ironic that water is marketed as a healthy alternative to sodas and sugary drinks yet common tap water is subject to more stringent regulations and testing. Anybody else remember the ruckus about Dasani in Great Britain containing dangerous levels of cancer causing bromate?