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