Not a great idea.
Click here for a short movie called “The Story of Bottled Water”. It says it all very well in a shade over eight minutes. Just time for a cuppa.
Glass bottles are just as bad in terms of energy to produce. They are at least recyclable but that doesn’t change the fact that the water extractors take groundwater for bottling.
Tap water is far more stringently regulated in Australia. Bottled water comes from bores or town water and trucked away for processing and bottling.
There is no ‘away’. Plastic is forever. It ends up in landfill, your drinking water. Plastic kills marine life. Horribly and in increasing numbers.
Plastic has a detrimental effect on our own bodies. Water bottles contain chemicals like BPA and antimony that can cause reproductive issues, asthma and dizziness. Studies suggest a possible risk of breast cancer.
Plastic bottles for water are made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
It takes 1/4 of a bottle of oil to produce a single water bottle.
90% of bottled water’s cost comes from making the bottle.
Why would you buy water that’s more expensive than petrol?
The numbers in this graphic are based on Australia’s best-selling plastic bottled water. A 600ml bottle at an average price of $2.83. (or $5.20 at Sydney Airport).
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