People often question whether bottled water is healthy or is it just marketing trick that makes us believe it is healthy?
There is always placed an image of untouched nature of a mountain or an athlete on the packaging of water. However, in most cases there is just plain water in the bottle, in some cases CO2 is added to it becomes sparkling water.
The worldwide water business varies from $50 to $100 billion, and is growing by 7% annually.
1. Bottled water means garbage
Plastic water bottles generate 1.5 million tons (1.5 billion kilograms) of plastic waste every year. 17791435385 liters of oil are required for producing so many bottles per year.
Even though plastic bottles should be mandatory recycled, the fact that 80% of bottles are non-recycled and end up as garbage is frightening.
Most of the trash ends up in oceans. And thanks to the slow decay (minimum 1,000 years), every plastic bottle ever produced, no matter where – still exists.
2. Bottled water does not have good value
Bottled water does not have any good value. If you want filtered tap, instead of drinking bottled water buy a filter tap.
Large companies such as Coca Cola and Pepsi use filtered tap water.
3. Privatizing water
In the 21st century water is called “blue gold”, all thanks to the increase in population, pollution and climate change. Because of these problems freshwater became the most needed thing for the survival of humanity.
Corporations cannot wait to get to take over a source with fresh water and then be able to charge by legally using and exploiting it. With each purchase of bottle of water, you contribute to it.
4. Tap water has the best quality
Tap water is regularly checked whether it is safe for drinking by doing an analysis of the chemical composition and whether there is presence of bacteria in the water or not.
If the water is contaminated, you will know in advance.
5. By buying bottled water public water network is neglected
If you use tap water and get paid for it, there will be sufficient funds to improve public water supply if the authorities are aware and committed to the work.