Gene Villanoz, 4/30/2020
Use Water Filters, Not Water Bottles
Did you know about 40% of bottled water is regular tap water? In fact, most municipal tap water must adhere to stricter purity standards than the bottled water industry.
The EPA requires large public water suppliers to test for contaminants as often as several times a day, but the FDA requires private bottlers to test for contaminants only once a week, once a year, or once every four years, depending on the contaminant.
Another independent test performed by the Environmental Working Group in 2009 revealed 38 low-level contaminants in bottled water.
Each of the 10 tested brands containing an average of 8 chemicals, such as disinfection byproducts, caffeine, Tylenol, Nitrate, industrial chemicals, Arsenic, and Bacteria.
Truth Behind Corporate Water Bottle Operations
Sam's Choice, which is owned by Walmart, sources their bottled water from a Las Vegas municipal supply. A test by the Environmental Working Group found it had 200% of the allowable trihalomethane, a carcinogen, and included several chemicals known to cause DNA damage.
Coca-Cola's bottling plant near the village of Plachimada in Kerala, India, began pumping groundwater in 2000. When wells dried up and villagers couldn't irrigate their fields, Coca-Cola offered a goodwill gesture: heavy-metal-laced sludge from the plant to use as fertilizer.
After ignoring years of protests—and two government orders to install wastewater treatment and provide drinking water to villagers—the state ordered the Coca-Cola plant to close in 2004. (Coca-Cola won the right to reopen the next year.)
Nestlé is seeking a permit to pipe 65 million gallons a year from a spring in rural Colorado.
When critics raised concerns about the effect of climate change on local water supplies, Nestlé said it was "illogical" to base decisions on changes "many years in the future."
You see that water bottles can spawn issues not only with the end-consumer, but to the environment. Only 1 out of 5 water bottles are recycled, the rest of those water bottles are either buried or just become litter to the environment.
DrinkingWellCo wants to bring awareness to the idea that large companies impact the environment in a negative way when large scale operations and money are in jeopardy.
Bottling water is one of those operations that unfortunately is lucrative, and still in-demand.
Help bring the demand down on water bottles. Doing this can in the long-run provide sustainability to our environment, by purchasing a water filter for your home or workplace.
Only 1 out 5 Water Bottles Are Recycled, Rest Becomes Trash.
Did You Know? There's an area in the Pacific Ocean as big as Texas--known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is composed of plastic.
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