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Monday, July 09, 2007

The Real News on Bottled Water

I visited Toronto this weekend. When I travel, I like to read a few magazines. Fast Company is pretty interesting with Al Gore on the July issue(Ever wonder if 2000 went Democratic). Along with his environmental stance, his reemergence as a political force is noteworthy.

He wasn't, however, the best story. This months focus was bottled water entitled 15 Billion Down the Drain. Its timely since we just published a blog entry about residential water filtration last week

The following are the highlights:

24% of bottled water is tap water repackaged by Coke or Pepsi

We pitch 38 billion water bottles a year into landfills, an average of 1 billion per year

If the water we use at home cost what even cheap bottled water costs, our monthly water bills would run $9,000....You read that correctly 9,000 per month

As such, my days of drinking bottled water are over. We actually have filtered water in the store that is actually better than the water I have been drinking for 10 years

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