Bottled Water: Unhealthy, Dirty and Costly

What Companies Do Not Disclose But Consumers Must Know

Bottled water usually comes from the same source as kitchen tap water. However, it is less regulated and monitored than most municipal tap water supplies. In many countries, like in the United States, it is beverage companies that treat and test the water they sell, which often result in the adoption of inferior quality standards and inadequate protection against contamination.

Study Finds Microplastics In 93% Of Bottled Water Brands
Potential health effects resulting from the bioaccumulation of microplastics in the human body (Photo: Maddison Carbery/Research Gate publication)
Recycling systems are currently inefficient (Photo: Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA)
Popular Water Brands (Photo: Vicky Wasik)
Billionaire Bottled Water Industry (Illustration: Silja Gotz)
Water crisis is a new reality for business and governments (Photo: Daily the Patriot)
Bottled Water Is Nearly 2,000 The Price of Tap Water in the US (Photo: Food & Water Watch)

So what can any of us do to help safeguard our access to clean, safe and affordable water resources?

First, consumers can pledge to choose tap water over bottled water whenever possible, and to using reusable bottles or cups instead of plastic versions.

Ditch Plastic Water Bottles (Photo: Plastic Oceans‏)
Break Free From Plastic Campaign
A Free Water Refill Station (Photo: kidderminster shuttle)

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Global sustainability researcher. Writing about the controversial relationships among People, Nature, and Economy.