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Tapped – The Real Story of Your Bottled Water

Sometimes the only way we get to the truth, the way we get behind the marketing, ad campaigns and propaganda is through truth-tellers. We share with you some of the best reasons to evolve beyond plastic – your health, the environment, cost savings and more. But sometimes the visual story tells us more and moves us to more urgent action. The documentary Trapped is one of those visual stories sharing the truth of your plastic bottled water. Not only are plastic bottles leaching chemicals, clogging our landfills, floating in our oceans, but the about40% of bottled water is nothing more than tap water. That’s right, the same stuff that comes out of your faucet.  So check out the trailer, then check out the film and tell us what you think.

 

Is It Taste? 20/20 Tests Bottled vs. Tap Water

I often hear people saying that bottled water just “tastes” better and that’s why they buy bins of bottles water. I had seen this 20/20 segment that centered on the taste factor of water. Even I was a bit shocked by the results, so watch and let us know what you think: is there a difference in taste?

The Story of Bottled Water

We wanted to start the year by sharing what we think is the most compelling story on the story of bottled water.  Annie Leonard, the very smart creator of The Story of Stuff, created this video last March in celebration of World Water Day. It was a near-instant viral success being picked up by news outlets including Fast Company and Huffington Post.  Have a look and you’ll see why.

What would you add to the story?

Stop Drinking Bottled Water

It seems easy enough to stop drinking water bottled in plastic, yet, we’re primed for convenience. It’s easy enough to buy a bottle at the convenience store, out at a sporting event, or on a long road trip.  And bottled water marketers are selling you a vision – spring pools of fresh water, mountain streams ripe for crisp, cool, refreshment. It’s a sham. Here’s a great infographic from the creative team at Term Life Insurance.

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Via: Term Life Insurance

Infographic: The Facts about Bottled Water

We found this infographic interesting – more and more we’re starting to understand the real costs to our consumption of bottled water.  What do you think?

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The Facts About Bottled Water

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