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<p>Disposable Water Bottles Throw away convenience with long term consequences</p> <p>Disposable Water Bottles Throw away convenience with long term consequences</p> <p>We have been duped! Bottled water is a huge marketing success story one that we have bought in to and are now paying the price. Bottled water is a serious problem, but one that we can solve! </p> <p>Manufactured Demand</p> <p>http://documents.foodandwaterwatch.org/doc/Take_Back_the_Tap_Factsheet_2013.pdf#_ga=1.99433629.2074844649.1413489248</p> <p>Water bottle companies have used aggressive advertising to convince consumers that bottled water is safer and purer than tap water. In reality, the US Federal Government has much more rigorous testing and compliance standards for tap water than it does for bottled water. </p> <p>http://www.infographic-designer.nl/the-facts-about-bottled-water/40% of bottled water is taken from municipal water supplies in other words, tap water.</p> <p>Americans buy half a billion bottles of water every week enough to circle the globe 5 times </p> <p>They pump water from aquifers and steams and often bottle regular tap water. In both cases, they are taking a free resource and turning it into a product that not everyone can afford. The pumping operations, bottling operations, and transportation of bottled water all contribute to both ground water and air pollution. </p> <p>http://documents.foodandwaterwatch.org/doc/Take_Back_the_Tap_Factsheet_2013.pdf#_ga=1.99433629.2074844649.1413489248Water bottles companies take a resource that should be free and readily available to everyone and exploit it for a profit. </p> <p>Bottled water is not natural!</p> <p>Disposable water bottles contribute to the over 32 million tons of plastic waste generated each year. </p> <p>www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/plastics.htm</p> <p>900,000 tons of PET plastic, produced from fossil fuels like natural gas and petroleum and 17 million barrels of oil enough to fuel 1 million cars for a year.It generated more than 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide.And thats not even including shipping those water bottles to the store. </p> <p>And our thirst for bottled water has only grown.</p> <p>http://pacinst.org/publication/bottled-water-and-energy-a-fact-sheet/</p> <p>In 2006, American bought 31.2 billion liters of water. Producing that many bottles of water required: </p> <p>www.cellonline.orghttp://www.infographic-designer.nl/the-facts-about-bottled-water/Only 1 in 5 water bottles is recycled. </p> <p>Many of the water bottles end up on landfills, often in Third World countries, or incinerators PET plastics can take thousands of years to decompose.Of the 20% sent to be recycled, many are down cycled - turned into products of lesser quality with some parts thrown away.</p> <p>http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/5-reasons-not-to-drink-bottled-water#ixzz3GLZEaLJv</p> <p>80% of water bottles are never recycled</p> <p>bottledwaterx2.blogspot.comBottled water is big business $61 billion dollars annually </p> <p>http://www.mahalo.com/Safe, clean drinking water is a precious resource, increasingly threatened by urbanization, climate change, and pollution. Multinational corporations are purchasing ground water rights in many parts of the world and the multi-billion dollar bottled water industry is helping drive this commodification of a natural resource. </p> <p>http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/5-reasons-not-to-drink-bottled-water#ixzz3GLZNi8Dq</p> <p>Blue Gold </p> <p>Disposable water bottle use perpetuates the idea that clean water is only for those who can afford it. It diminishes the perceived need for federal support for clean water. The U.S. federal governments investment in water infrastructure system has decreased significantly in the last 30 years. It distracts the public and diverts funding from the real water issue: providing water infrastructures worldwide that will provide safe, free drinking water. Clean drinking water is a basic human right. </p> <p>We need to act with our wallets and let them know that we believe access to clean drinking water is a basic human right. Over a Billion people dont have access to drinking water world wide.Investments should not be made in bottled water, but in public water infrastructure worldwide. </p> <p>worldwatercouncil.org/index.php?id=25</p> <p>The water bottling companies have stiff competition US! Contact your local water company to ensure your tap water is safe El Paso Water Utilities provides lots of info: www.epwu.orgLet politicians know you want investment in clean water and tighter regulations for water bottling companies. Demand that tap water is used at events with which you are involved.Use reusable water bottles as give aways instead of disposable water bottles. Rent glassware or provide compostable cups for water if necessary.Make water stations with pitchers of water, water jugs or other water dispensers available. What can you do?Carry a reusable water bottle with you every where every day!</p>