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When I started this site I searched widely for stories about bottled water, and found several key articles in print and online form that provided key information about why bottled water is so bad for all of us. Clearly, I was not alone in this interest - the number of articles about the negative impacts bottled water has increased tremendously during the past year. What's really interesting is the number of stories that continue to refer to older articles about bottled water (because these "base" articles are so good!). I think this is good news - the more people talk about the negatives of bottled water the better. Here's a good example - Smart2BeGreen: Simple Steps to Greener Living, a great site whose newsletter I subscribe to. The most recent article in their newsletter is called "How Pure is Bottled Water" based on the outstanding NRDC Report on Bottled Water - "Pure Drink or Pure Hype?"
So when you read these articles, pass them on to as many people as you can. Don't assume that they're old news. It is definitely important to make change in your own lifestyle. But it might be even more important to plant seeds of change wherever and whenever you can. We need alot more people to wake up soon. We are running out of time. Water is one important issue of many, and is a great lens through which we can see how corporate capitalism is ruining the planet. I am putting together a resource list for anyone who wants to organize for positive change. Suggestions are always welcome.
We spend from 240 to over 10,000 times more per gallon for bottled water than we typically do for tap water and approximately one-fourth of bottled water is actually bottled tap water.