What a waste!

The absurd industry of bottled water

Drinking a lot of water is great, but there’s one little problem: the plastic bottle …


What a waste - The absurd industry of bottled water!



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Global Bottled Water Market to Reach $280 Billion by 2020: https://www.wqpmag.com/global-bottled-water-market-reach-280-billion-2020-0
Per capita consumption of bottled water wordwide in 2015, by leading countries (in gallons): https://www.statista.com/statistics/183388/per-capita-consumption-of-bottled-water-worldwide-in-2009/
Have I got 102 stories for you…: http://novarecycles.com/trust/more-than-metal-total-resource-utilization-system/
Global Bottled Water Market Set for Rapid Growth, To Reach Around USD 280.0 Billion by 2020: http://www.marketresearchstore.com/news/global-bottled-water-market-130
Keep your mouth closed in the shower and be picky when you brush your teeth: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2787962/infographic-reveals-countries-world-safe-drinking-water.html
Bottled Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water: http://www.businessinsider.com/bottled-water-costs-2000x-more-than-tap-2013-7?_ga=2.243852486.254757002.1497599703-312221844.1485354824&IR=T
Still or sparkling water? The world has spoken, and it’s not even close: https://qz.com/179287/still-or-sparkling-water-the-world-has-spoken-and-its-not-even-close/
The real reason why we buy bottled water: http://www.businessinsider.de/the-real-reason-we-buy-bottled-water-2016-2?r=US&IR=T
GMA: Water Taste Test: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=126984&page=1
15 Outrageous Facts About The Bottled Water Industry: http://www.businessinsider.com/facts-bottled-water-industry-2011-10?op=1&IR=T/#e-first-documented-case-of-selling-bottled-water-was-in-boston-in-the-1760s-1
Nestlé SA: Corporate Crimes: https://corporatewatch.org/company-profiles/nestl%C3%A9-sa-corporate-crimes#water
Nestlé: Water is always a public right: https://actions.sumofus.org/a/nestle-water-pakistan
21 Reasons Why Plastic Bottles Ruin Everything: Recycling Won’t Fix It, Zero Waste Will.: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katie-patrick/21-reasons-why-plastic-bo_b_12848918.html
Bottle water is wasteful: https://thewaterproject.org/bottled-water/bottled_water_wasteful
What Is the Carbon Footprint of a Plastic Bottle?: http://sciencing.com/carbon-footprint-plastic-bottle-12307187.html
Trees Improve Our Air Quality: http://urbanforestrynetwork.org/benefits/air%20quality.htm
Polyesters: http://www.essentialchemicalindustry.org/polymers/polyesters.html
Bottled Water and Energy Fact Sheet: http://pacinst.org/publication/bottled-water-and-energy-a-fact-sheet/
Water bottle pollution: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/science/water-bottle-pollution/#earth-day-cleanup.jpg
Plastic Water Bottles Impose Health and Environmental Risks: https://www.banthebottle.net/articles/plastic-water-bottles-impose-health-and-environmental-risks/
Incineration Versus Recycling: In Europe, A Debate Over Trash: http://e360.yale.edu/features/incineration_versus_recycling__in_europe_a_debate_over_trash
2015 United States National Postconsumer Plastic Bottle Recycling Report: https://plastics.americanchemistry.com/2015-United-States-National-Postconsumer-Plastic-Bottle-Recycling-Report.pdf
Almost no plastic bottles get recycled into new bottles: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/24/almost-no-plastic-bottles-get-recycled-into-new-bottles.html
The Myth of the Recycling Solution: http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/pft/2015/8/23/the-myth-of-the-recycling-solution
“More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped in our oceans every year.”: https://www.plasticoceans.org/the-facts/
Nearly Every Seabird on Earth Is Eating Plastic: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/15092-plastic-seabirds-albatross-australia/
More plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, says Ellen MacArthur: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jan/19/more-plastic-than-fish-in-the-sea-by-2050-warns-ellen-macarthur
Water Executives Celebrate Safe Drinking Water Act Achievements, Outline Future Challenges: http://www.waterworld.com/articles/print/volume-31/issue-2/inside-every-issue/washington-update/water-executives-celebrate-safe-drinking-water-act-achievements-outline-future-challenges.html
San Francisco bans sale of plastic water bottles on city property: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/san-francisco-bans-sale-plastic-water-bottles-climate-change
Ban the bottle: https://www.banthebottle.net/map-of-campaigns/

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