Say No to Bottled Water (in USA)
In the USA, a liter of bottled water costs pretty much the same, or even less than a liter of gasoline (petrol). What is wrong with this picture? Sure, we may have a right to sell tap water at higher cost per liter than the cost of gas – as long as there are enough people willing to pay those prices. We go to war(s) to protect our “right” to get cheap gas.
More than two years ago I chatted with my colleague, Professor Mark Houck about the craze for bottled water. Professor Houck said succinctly, “If you want bottled water you should buy a bottle, and each day fill it out of the tap.” (Listen to the full conversation in the podcast.)
In that chat, we didn’t have a chance to talk about the commercialism and environmental degradation. Well, this video fills that gap. Between the two – you should have a different perspective on bottled water. If nothing else, this should save you some money. Don’t even say that this blog is not useful. 🙂