The Bottled water industry is a small industry – Totally FALSE
The two largest players in the bottled water industry are Coke and Pepsi. Not only is the bottled water industry a massive $10 billion per year industry — it is also the fastest-growing beverage
“category” in the world.
So you have heard that bottled water is natural or pure – That would be FALSE
Not even close! Only about 25% of bottled water comes from a natural source, the rest, is nothing more than the same water you can get from your tap, it comes from a municipal water source, yes – that would be CITY water!!! Bottled water companies buy water from the city, and run it through a low grade carbon filter to remove some of the chlorine, then they package it, and then sell it back to you. Over 30% of tested bottled water showed that the water still contained large amounts of chlorine – yup!
Plastic water bottles are safe to drink. – FALSE AGAIN
BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s. BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food and beverages, such as water bottles. – Mayo Clinic
Plastic has something called BPA. This BPA is absorbed into our system after drinking bottled water and interacts with our hormones and genes in micro small particles that accumulate in our systems. I don’t know about you but I don’t want small microns of plastic particles interfering and hanging out in my body.
By law all bottled water is required to have an expiration date! Dose the water expire? NO, what happens is stagnant water collects bacteria! ALL bottled water after only one day starts to build bacteria, Many hospitals and schools have switched over to filtered water because of this fact.
Plastic water bottles can be recycled and are easy on the environment. – ABOSOLUTLY FALSE!
Let’s talk about what goes into getting a plastic bottle of water into a consumers hand. It takes insane amounts of energy just to make a plastic bottle from petrolium, then the gasoline it takes to truck it to retail, then for those few bottles that actually make it to a recycling facility (most plastic bottles end up in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch- you can just google it if you don’t know what the GPGP is) it takes energy to recycle it. Then tack on millions to market it? In the United States alone, demand for plastic bottles requires enough oil to keep over 100,000 cars on the road for a year.
You can’t stop them from selling Plastic Bottled water – Once again, FALSE !!
We already live in the cancel culture so of course we can stop it. Over 20 cities and colleges have already started to Ban Plastic Bottled Water: University of Vermont and the city San Fransisco are two examples.