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Bottled Water: also ruining the planet

Posted by John / February 12, 2006

water.jpgToday's Gazette runs a good -- and scary -- piece about the various negative effects of the bottled water lifestyle.


"Even in areas where tap water is safe to drink, demand for bottled water is increasing, producing unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy," Emily Arnold writes in Bottled Water: Pouring Resources Down the Drain.

"But bottled water is not guaranteed to be any healthier than tap water. In fact, roughly 40 per cent of bottled water begins as tap water; often the only difference is added minerals that have no marked health benefit."

Article here.

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