Why do Americans pay for water in a bottle when we like so
many other people around the world are able to get the same thing out of the
facet for FREE?! So many people say they can tell the difference between bottle
water and tap water although last semester for my ecology of water class when
the classes taste buds were tested for this different taste many failed. The
three large manufactures of bottle water is Nestle, Coke, and Pepsi.
Did you know that water that is bottle and sold in the same
state does not have to regulated and majority of bottled water sold is sold in
the same state that it is bottled. People are so quick to believe marketing of
mountains and springs that they think they are buy some very special spring
water that they can’t get out of their facet. The fact of the matter is that
most major bottle water names such as Zephyrhills and Dasani are nothing but
glorified filtered tap water. People won’t drink the water out of the facet
because they believe it to not be clean or safe even though the water coming
from the facet is tested hundreds of times in a month depending on the
population in the area where the bottled water manufacturers have one person in
the FDA responsible for testing and regulating all the bottled water in the US.
I doubt that one person is able to make it to all the manufactures at least
once a month for testing.
Don’t even get me started on the fact of where all the
bottles go once the water is gone. Yeah there is recycling in order for the
bottles but honestly how many of us can say we recycle every single one of our
water bottles and none of them have gone to the landfills or worse have wound
up in the ocean? Go out buy yourself a refillable water bottle and a facet
filter or my favorite get yourself a Brita. Even if you really don’t care about
being “green” or saving the earth look at it as you are saving money for
something you can get for free.