Is bottled water a fraud? Are some corporations simply bottling dirty tap water and selling it to us as something that is supposed to be cleaner and safer? Do the plastic bottles that bottled water comes in leech harmful chemicals and destroy the environment?
Those are just some of the disturbing questions answered in the new documentary entitled Tapped. The trailer for the documentary is posted below, and the reality is that most Americans do not know enough about bottled water to even realize how much they don’t know.
Bottled water is supposed to be clean, safe and better tasting, but the truth is that we have been scammed.
Claire Thompson’s recent post on this documentary laid out many of the issues that we are facing quite well:
“Not only is it [bottled water] a clear waste of resources (only 20 percent of plastic water bottles used in the United States are recycled, and far too many of the rest probably end up in the Pacific Garbage Patch), it’s an incredible waste of money for consumers, who pay more than the price of gasoline for water that’s marketed as “pure,” but in reality is largely unregulated, full of harmful toxins like BPA, and far less safe for drinking than free tap water. (In fact, 40 percent of the time, bottled water is nothing but municipal tap water, freed from the government oversight that keeps it safe.)”
We encourage everyone to watch this stunning documentary. The trailer for the film is below…..
The truth is that we use millions of plastic bottles each day, and only a very small percentage of them ever get recycled. The vast majority ends up in our landfills and in our oceans where they hard wildlife and leech dangerous chemicals into our environment for decades.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of tap water systems pollute their water supplies with massive amounts of fluoride and other contaminants. So tap water is definitely NOT the answer either. What we would encourage you to do is to look into alternative water solutions such as atmospheric water generators and things of that nature.
There are solutions out there if you are willing to search for them.