Here is some more information on the boxed water trend. It is more environmentally friendly
It's still one of the biggest legal scam: it's just tap water, that's filtered. Its carbon footprint is a real disaster when compared to regular tap water.
Bottled water has been the scam of the century. All bottled water, unless it's actual mineral water is just filtered tap water. Yet the industry has convinced the population that it's better water. Crazy.
I've been carrying my own bottle for decades. And now that most airports have bottle refilling stations post security it's never been easier to carry your own water bottle.
So... what's that box made out? Paper, wood, pulp? Deforestation anyone?
Blimpie - exactly. You actually make a very good point.[/quote]
Trees that are used for paper making are farmed and renewable. The paper companies actually own and maintain these forests really well because it's in their best interest in order to stay in business. No forest = no company.
Only in America do companies get away with selling tap water paid for by taxpayers.
Sorry but Europe is 10x worse. I just came from a 2 week vacation in Portugal and they don't even give you tap water in restaurants there. It's always bottled water served in plastic bottles. The Europeans' addiction to "plastic tap water" is sickening. I can't remember ever seeing a public drinkin water fountain in Europe. Not in an airport, not in a mall, not anywhere.
Makes sense since there are so many people that can't keep this stuff out of the oceans.
Oh you like most of East Asia and Africa? North America is definitely not the problem. I can cite sources.
Oh please. N.America ships this stuff to any country that will accept it which then gets sent to uncontrolled landfills and washes way into every water source possible.
How much of the plastic we use in the U.S. do you think actually gets recycled? The last I checked that number was at less than 20%. Where do you think the rest goes?