Before watching Tapped I was completely unaware of the issues surrounding bottled water. I mean i knew that there were problems with recycling and littering and the issues sounding the garbage dump in the Pacific gathering trash. I guess most people don’t really know whats doing on, unless is directly effects them. Its good that this was brought to our attention. I personally don’t buy very much water in water bottles, if anything I use tap water for tea and I have a Brita water bottle that filters as you drink. I knew that plastic bottles were bad if not recycled but i wasn’t aware that the production of these bottles were almost more harmful then the bottle itself. Those poor people living near that industrial plant in Corpus Christy we almost stuck there. They cant leave because no one will want to buy their home, and if they stay they get stick, its a horrible catch-22. Theres also something to be said about the greediness of human beings, taking something that is free for everyone, and selling it for a massive profit. Its despicable. It is a shame that human beings are okay with treating others as if they don’t deserve what they naturally deserve. Telling people that their water is special by using the words pure and clean make it seem that the water we all have available to us now, is dirty and unsafe, when in reality bottles like Dasani are filled with tap water. If you think about it, the people who are selling this water and making a profit are laughing in their million dollar mansions because they just virtually sold ice to an eskimo. This film was a great way to get the message out, and I think more people need to get the message because as a whole we could really stop using bottled water. My mom buys bottled water by the 24 pack, and I think she it too set in her ways to change now, but i think that with a newer generation people will be more willing to make these changes as more and more people become aware.

I found this quote on a banner in the film and found it really well put:

“There is enough water for human need but not for human greed” – Gandhi


2 responses »

  1. Chitra Patel says:

    I completely agree! Its such an eye opener! It did put me to thought! And back home which is east africa, we actually do not use bottled water as much, because its so expensive, so everybody gets water from the natural resources such as wells and then filters it. whereas here in america, bottled water is cheap, and affordable and not a lot, but just some people have the money to spent on brita filters 😦 but we forget that there are other ways to filter water too.. such as boiling it on stove at high temperature, works the same way too… but we are all into.. fancy ways.

  2. All it really takes to change a good number of the unsustainable practices we currently have is just looking at things a little differently. Take bottled water, yes its convenient, but is constant convenience always a good thing? It seems that more times than not our wants for these conveniences overshadow reason and loom into ignorance. It may seem like a chore to carry a refillable bottle around with you, but I can say for having done it for the past few years that now it has become second nature. Now I wouldn’t even think about leaving my house with out it and because of this small change of habit I’m never in position where I have to buy bottled water.

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