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本帖最后由 Mickey_lee 于 2011-7-17 20:17 编辑

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The Story of Bottled Water


Bottled water is drinking water, carbonated water, mineral water, distilled water, spring water, artesian well water, or de-ionized water packaged in plastic bottles or glass bottles. The global bottled water sales have increased dramatically over the past several decades. This episode of BOK will explore the bottled water industry attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. Here is Part II.








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Exactly how is that environmentally responsible? The problems start here with extraction and production, where oil is used to make water bottles. Each year, making the plastic water bottles used in the U.S. takes enough oil and energy to fuel a million cars.



All that energy spent to make the bottle; even more to ship it around the planet; and then we drink it in about 2 minutes? That brings us to the big problem at the other end of the life cycle - disposal.




What happens to all these bottles when we're done? Eighty percent end up in landfills, where they will sit for thousands of years, or in incinerators, where they are burned, releasing toxic pollution. The rest gets collected for recycling.



I was curious about where the plastic bottles that I put in recycling bins go. I found out that shiploads were being sent to India. So, I went there. I will never forget riding over a hill outside Madras where I came face to face with a mountain of plastic bottles from California.



Now, real recycling would turn these bottles back into bottles. But that wasn't what was happening here. Instead these bottles were slated to be downcycled, which means turning them into lower quality products that would just be chucked later. The parts that couldn't be downcycled were thrown away there - shipped all the way to India just to be dumped in someone else's backyard. If bottled water companies want to use mountains on their labels, it would be more accurate to show one of these mountains of plastic waste.



Scaring us, seducing us, and misleading us - these strategies are all core parts of manufacturing demand. Once they've manufactured all this demand, creating a new multibillion dollar market, they defend it by beating out the competition. But in this case, the competition is our basic human right to clean, safe drinking water.



Pepsi's Vice Chairman publicly said: “The biggest enemy is tap water.” They want us to think it's dirty, and bottled water is the best alternative. In many places, public water is polluted thanks to polluting industries like the plastic bottle industry. And these bottled water guys are all too happy to offer their expensive solutions which keeps us hooked on their products.



It is time we took back the tap. That starts with making a personal commitment to not buy or drink bottled water unless the water in your community is truly unhealthy. Yes, it takes a bit of foresight to grab a reusable bottle on the way out, but I think we can handle it.



Then take the next step. Join a campaign that's working for real solutions. Like demanding investment in clean tap water for all. In the US, tap water is underfunded by $24 billion partly because people believe drinking water only comes from a bottle. Around the world, a billion people don't have access to clean water right now, yet cities all over are spending millions of dollars to deal with all the plastic bottles we throw out. What if that money was spent on improving our water systems or better yet, preventing pollution to begin with?



There are many more things we can do to solve this problem. Lobby your city officials to bring back drinking fountains. Work to ban the purchase of bottled water by your school, your organization or entire city. This is a huge opportunity for millions of people to wake up and protect our wallets, our health and the planet.



The good news is it's already started. Bottled water sales have begun to drop while business is booming for safe refillable water bottles. Yay! Restaurants are proudly serving "tap" and people are choosing to pocket the hundreds of thousands of dollars they would otherwise be wasting on bottled water. Carrying bottled water is on its way to being as cool as smoking while pregnant. We know better now.



The bottled water industry is getting worried because the jig is up. We are not buying into their manufactured demand anymore. We will choose our own demands, thank you very much, and we're demanding clean safe water for all.



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本帖最后由 wolfhen 于 2011-7-20 11:02 编辑

Exactly how is that environmentally responsible?The problem starts here with extraction and production while oil is used to make water bottles.Each year making a plastic water bottles used in the US takes enough oil and energy to fuel a million cars.All that energy spent to make the bottle,even more to ship around the planet,and they we drink it in about 2 minutes.That brings us to the big problem at the other end of the life cycle -- disposal.

What happens to all these bottles we've done.80 percent and up in landfills while they were sit for thousands of years.All in an incinerator where they burned releasing toxic pollution, the rest gets collected for recycling.I was curious about where the plastic bottles I put in the recycling bin store ,I found out the shiploads will be sent to India,so I went there.I will never forget riding over hill outside Madras where I can face to face with a mountain of plastic bottles in California.The real recycling would turn these bottles back into bottles.but that wasn't what was happening here.Instead these bottles were slated to be down-cycled, which means turn them into a low quality products that we'll just be chucked later.The parts that couldn't be down cycled with throwing away there.Shipped all the way to in India,just to be dumped in someone elses' backyard.

If bottle water companies want to use mountains on their labels.It will be more accurate to show one of the mountain of plastic waste.Scaring us, Seducing us and Miss leading us.These strategies are all core parts of manufacturing demands.Once they've manufactured all these demands, creating a new multibillion dollar market.they defended it by beating out the competition.but in this case ,the competition is our basic human right to clean safe drinking water.Pepsi's vice chairman publicly said:"the biggest enemy is tap water."They want us to think it's dirty and bottle water is the best alternative.In many places, public water is polluted thanks to polluted industries like the plastic bottle industry, and these bottled water guys are all to happy to offer their expense of solutions which keeped us hooked on their products.

It's time we took back the tap,that start should make a personal commitment to not buy a drink bottled water unless the water in your community is truly unhealthy.Yes, it takes a bit foresight to grab a reusable bottle on the way out ,but I think we can handle it.then take the next step.Join a campaign that's working for real solutions like demanding investment in clean tap water for all.In the US, tap water's under funded by 24 billion dollars, partly because people believe drinking water only comes from a bottle.Around the world a billion people don't have access to clean water right now .Yet cities all over are spending millions of dollars to deal with all the plastic bottle we through out.

What if that money will spend improving our water systems, or better yet preventing pollution to begin with.They are many more things we can do to solve this problem.Lobby your city officials to bring back drinking funds,work to ban the purchase of bottle water by your school,your organization  or entire city.This is a huge opportunity for millions of people to wake up and protect our wallets,our healthy and the planet.The good news is already started, bottle water sales begun to drop,while business are booming for safe refillable water bottles.So, yeah restaurant are proudly  severing tap ,and people are choosing the pocket the hundreds and thousands of dollars that they would otherwise be wasting on bottled water.Carrying bottled water is on its way to being as cool as smoking while pregnant.

We know better now,the bottled water industries are getting worried because their jig's up.We are not buying into their manufactured demand any more,we'll choose our own demands.Thank you very much and we'll demand a clean safe water for all.
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[Homework]2011-07-17&07-23 瓶装水的故事 (2/2)

Exactly how is that environmentally responsible? The problem start here with extraction and production where oil is used to make water bottles. Each year making plastic bottles used in the US takes enough oil and energy to fuel a million cars. All that energy is spent to make the bottle, even more to ship it around the planet, and then we drink it in about two minutes. That brings us to the big problem at the other end of life cycle, disposal. What happens to all these bottles when we're done. 80% and up in landfills where they will sit for thousands of years, or in incinerator where they are burned, where they are burned, releasing toxic pollution. The rest gets collected for recycling. I was curious about where the plastic bottle that I put in recycling bins go. I found out that the shiploads were being sent to India, so I went there. I will never forget riding over a hill, outside Madras where I came face to face with a mountain of plastic bottles from California. Real recycling would turn these bottles back into bottles. But that wasn't what was happening here. Instead these bottles were slated to be downcycled, which means turning them into lower quality products that would just be chucked later. The parts that couldn't be downcycled were thrown away there. Shipped all the way to India just be done in someone else backyard. If bottled water companies want to use mountains on their labels, it would be more accurate to show one of those mountains of plastic wastes. Scaring us, seducing us and misleading us, these strategies are core parts of manufacturing demand. Once they've manufactured all this demand, creating a new multibillion dollar market. They defend it by beating out the competition. But in this case, the competition is our basic human right to clean safe drinking water. Pepsi's vice chairman publicly said the biggest enemy is tap water. They want us to think it's dirty and bottle water is the best alternative. In many places, public water is polluted, thanks to polluted industries like the plastic bottle industry. And these bottled water guys are all too happy to offer their expensive solutions which keep us hope on their products. It is time we took back the tap. That starts with making a personal commitment to not buy or drink bottled water unless the water in your community is truly unhealthy. Yes, it takes a bit of foresight to grab reusable bottle on the way out, but I think we can handling. Then take the next step, join a campaign that's working for real solution like demanding investment in clean tap water for all. In the US, tap water is under funded by 24 billion dollars, partly because people believe drinking water only comes from bottle. Around the world, a billion people don't have accessed clean water right now. Yet, cities all over are spending millions of dollars to deal all the plastic bottles we throw out. What if that money was spent improving our systems or better yet preventing pollution to begin with. There are many more things we can do to solve this problem. Lobby your city officials to bring back drinking fountains. Work to ban the purchase of bottled water by your school, your organization or entire city. This is a huge opportunity for millions of people to wake up and protect our wallets, our health and the planet. The good news is it's already started. Bottled water sales have begun to drop where business is booming for sale refillable water bottles. Yeah, restaurants are proudly serving tap, and people are choosing to pocket the hundreds of thousands of dollars that they would otherwise be wasted on bottled water. Carrying bottled way is on its way to being as cool as smoking while pregnant. We know better now. The bottled water industry is getting worried because the jig is up, we are not buying into their manufacturing demand anymore. We will choose our demand, thank you very much and we are demanding clean water for all.
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[b]Exactly how is that environmentally responsible? The problem strike here were extraction and production were oil used to make water bottles. Each year, making the plastic water bottles used US take enough oil and energy to fill millions cars. All that energy spend to make that bottle, even more to ship around the planet. And then we drink it about 2 minutes. That brings us to the big problem at the other end of the life cycle-disposal. What happens to all these bottles we’ve done? 80% end up in land fills would receive for thousands of year or incinerator with the burned releasing toxic pollution. I was get to recycling, I was curious about the plastic water bottle I put in the recycling. I find out the cheap send to India. So I went there, I will never forget
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Exactly how is that environmentally responsible? The problem start here with extraction production where oil is used to make water bottles, each year, making a plastic water bottle used in the U.S. takes enough oil and energy to fuel a million cars. All that energy spend to make the bottle even mored ship on the planet, then we drink it about in two minutes, that bring us to the big problem of the other end of the life cycle, disposal.

What happens to all those bottles that we throw down? Eighty percent are under land field, where they would be safe for thousands of years, or they were sinorated where they are burned releasing toxic pollution, the rest is clink to recycling. I was curious about where the plastic bottles are put into the recycling bin ago? I found out a cheap loan to be sent into India, so I went there. I’ll never forget riding over a hill outside my drus ricking face to face with a mountain of plastic bottles in California. The real recycling is turning these bottles backing to bottles. But that wasn’t what happening here. Instead these bottles were slitted to downcycled, which means turning them into lower quality products which just be chopped later, the parter couldn’t be downcycle with throw away there, shipped all the waste into India just be dumped someone else’s backyard. If bottle water companies want to use mountain on their labels, it will be more active to show what these mountain of plastic wastes.

Scaring us, seducing us, and misleading us, these strategy are all core parts of manufacturing demand, wanting their manufacturing demand create a new multi billion dollar market, they defend it by beating out of the competition. But in this case, the competition is our basic human right to clean, safe drinking water.

Pepsi’s vice chairman publicly said the biggest energy is tap water, they want us to think it’s dirty, and bottle water is the best alternative. In many places, public water is polluted, thanks to pollute industry like the plastic model industry. And these bottle water guys are all to happied offer their expensive solutions, which keep our hope on their products. It is time we take back the tap, that start to make a personal commitment to not buy a drink bottle water unless the water in your community is truly unhealthy. Yes, it takes a bit force to gradually use bottle on the way out but think we can handle it. Then takes the next step.

Joining the campaign that’s working for real solutions, like demanding an investment in clean tap water for all. In the U.S., tap waters underfunded by twenty four billion dollars, partly because people believes drink water only come from bottle. Around the world, a billion people don’t have accesses to clean water right now. yes, cities all over are spending millions of dollars to deal with all the plastic bottles we throw out.

What ** money we spend in improving our water systems or better yet, preventing pollution to begin with. There are many more things that we can do to resolve the problems, lobbying city officials to bring back drinking funds, works to ban the prechurs bottle water by your school, your organization on entire city, this is a huge opportunity for millions of people to wake up and protect our wallets, our health and the planet, the good news is this already started, bottle waters sales begin to drop while business booming for safe refiable water bottles, yeah, restaurants are probably serving tap, and people are choosing deposit the hundreds of thousands of dollars that would otherwise be wasting on bottle water, carrying bottle water is on its way to being as cool as smoking while pregnant, we know better now, the bottle water industry is getting worried because the Gigus up, we are not buying into the manufacturing demand any more, we are choosing our own demand, thank you very much, and we are demanding clean, safe water for all.
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Exactly how is that environmentally responsible?The problem starts here with extraction and production while oil is used to make water bottles.Each year making a plastic water bottles used in the US takes enough oil and energy to fuel a million cars.All that energy spent to make the bottle,even more to ship around the planet,and then we drink it in about 2 minutes.That brings us to the big problem at the other end of the life cycle -- disposal.

What happens to all these bottles we've done.80 percent end up in landfills while they were sit for thousands of years.All in an incinerator where they burned releasing toxic pollution, the rest gets collected for recycling.I was curious about where the plastic bottles I put in the recycling bins go, I found out the shiploads will be sent to India,so I went there.I will never forget riding over hill outside Madras where I can face to face with a mountain of plastic bottles in California.The real recycling would turn these bottles back into bottles.but that wasn't what was happening here.Instead these bottles were slated to be down-cycled, which means turn them into a low quality products that we'll just be chucked later.The parts that couldn't be down cycled with throwing away there.Shipped all the way to in India,just to be dumped in someone elses' backyard.

If bottle water companies want to use mountains on their labels.It will be more accurate to show one of the mountain of plastic waste.Scaring us, Seducing us and misleading us.These strategies are all core parts of manufacturing demands.Once they've manufactured all these demands, creating a new multibillion dollar market.they defended it by beating out the competition.but in this case ,the competition is our basic human right to clean safe drinking water.Pepsi's vice chairman publicly said:"the biggest enemy is tap water."They want us to think it's dirty and bottle water is the best alternative.In many places, public water is polluted thanks to polluting industries like the plastic bottle industry, and these bottled water guys are all to happy to offer their expensive solutions which keeped us hooked on their products.

It's time we took back the tap,that start should make a personal commitment to not buy a drink bottled water unless the water in your community is truly unhealthy.Yes, it takes a bit foresight to grab a reusable bottle on the way out ,but I think we can handle it.then take the next step.Join a campaign that's working for real solutions like demanding investment in clean tap water for all.In the US, tap water's under funded by 24 billion dollars, partly because people believe drinking water only comes from a bottle.Around the world a billion people don't have access to clean water right now .Yet cities all over are spending millions of dollars to deal with all the plastic bottle we threw out.

What if that money will spend improving our water systems, or better yet preventing pollution to begin with.There are many more things we can do to solve this problem.Lobby your city officials to bring back drinking funds,work to ban the purchase of bottle water by your school,your organization  or entire city.This is a huge opportunity for millions of people to wake up and protect our wallets,our health and the planet.The good news is already started, bottle water sales begun to drop,while business are booming for safe refillable water bottles.So, yeah restaurant are proudly  serving tap ,and people are choosing the pocket the hundreds and thousands of dollars that they would otherwise be wasting on bottled water.Carrying bottled water is on its way to being as cool as smoking while pregnant.

We know better now,the bottled water industries are getting worried because their jig's up.We are not buying into their manufactured demand any more,we'll choose our own demands.Thank you very much and we'll demand a clean safe water for all.
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[Homework]2011-07-17&07-23 瓶装水的故事 (2/2)

Exactly how is that environmentally responsible? The problem starts here with extraction and production where oil is used to make water bottles. Each year making the plastic water bottles used in the US takes enough oil and energy to fuel a million cars. All that energy spent to make the bottle, even more to ship it around the planet, and they we drink it in about 2 minutes. That brings us to the big problem at the other end of the life cycle -- disposal.

What happens to all these bottles when we are done? 80 percent end up in landfills where they will sit for thousands of years or in incinerators where they are burned, releasing toxic pollution. The rest gets collected for recycling. I was curious about where the plastic bottles that I put in the recycling bin go. I found out that the shiploads have been sent to India, so I went there. I will never forget riding over hill outside Madras where I came face to face with a mountain of plastic bottles in California. The real recycling would turn these bottles back into bottles, but that wasn't what was happening here. Instead, these bottles were slated to be down-cycled, which means turning them into lower-quality products that will just be chucked later. The parts that couldn't be down cycled were thrown away there, shipped all the way to in India, just to be dumped in someone else's backyard.

If bottle water companies want to use mountains on their labels, it will be more accurate to show one of the mountain of plastic waste. Scaring us, Seducing us and Misleading us. These strategies are all core parts of manufacturing demand. Once they've manufactured all these demands, creating a new multibillion dollar market. They defend it by beating out the competition. But in this case, the competition is our basic human right to clean safe drinking water. Pepsi's vice chairman publicly said: “the biggest enemy is tap water.” They want us to think it's dirty and bottle water is the best alternative. In many places, public water is polluted thanks to polluting industries like the plastic bottle industry, and these bottled water guys are all too happy to offer their expensive solutions which keep us hooked on their products.

It is time we took back the tap. That starts from making a personal commitment to not buy a drink bottled water unless the water in your community is truly unhealthy. Yes, it takes a bit of foresight to grab a reusable bottle on the way out, but I think we can handle it. Then take the next step. Join a campaign that's working for real solutions like demanding investment in clean tap water for all. In the US, tap water’s under-funded by 24 billion dollars, partly because people believe drinking water only comes from a bottle. Around the world a billion people don't have access to clean water right now .Yet cities all over are spending millions of dollars to deal with all the plastic bottles we throw out.

What if that money were spent in improving our water systems, or better yet preventing pollution to begin with? There are many more things we can do to solve this problem. Lobby your city officials to bring back drinking funds, work to ban the purchase of bottle water by your school, your organization or entire city. This is a huge opportunity for millions of people to wake up and protect our wallets, our health and the planet. The good news is it's already started: bottle water sales begun to drop, while business is booming for safe refillable water bottles. So, yeah restaurants are proudly severing tap, and people are choosing to pocket the hundreds of thousands of dollars they would otherwise be wasting on bottled water. Carrying bottled water is on its way to being as cool as smoking while pregnant.

We know better now. The bottled water industries are getting worried because the jig's up. We are not buying into their manufactured demand anymore; we will choose our own demands. Thank you very much and we are demanding clean safe water for all.

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[Homework]2011-07-17&07-23 瓶装水的故事 (2/2)

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Exactly how is that environmentally responsible? The problem struck here was instruction and production were all its use to make water bottles.Each year making a plastic water bottles used in the us takes enough oil and energy to fill million cars.All that energy spend to make the bottle,even more shiped on the planet,and we drink it about 2 minutes.That brings the big problem the other and the labor of cycle,just BOSO.What happens all the bottles are down?80 percent and  fills and thousands of years all in the  sinereder whit their burn releasing ? pollution.As got recycling.Iwas curious about where the plastic bottles Aples ? winds go?I found out the shipler to been send to india.So i went there, i will never foget writing a 4 face to face with the mountain plastic bottles in califonia.They will recycling these bottles back in bottles.but doubt what's it was happening here/instead these bottles were sent to be down cycle/which means turning a lore of body pratics would just be chaptered later,pasts they could be down cycle with run away there.all the way to India just to be downpton some else is in backyard /If bottle water companys wanted to use mountains on the labors ,it will be more acret to show its mountain plastic waste.sacing us ,seducing us and mislead us .This statergies are coll  parts of many factory demand .Once manufacture created a more than billion dollar market they defend by beating and the competition/but a nes  case the competition is a facing curement right to clean safe drinking water,  public said the biggiest enemy is tap water.They want to  think it's dirty and  bottle water is the best alternative.In many palces bottle water is polluted thanks to polluting  lake spense sollutions.
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本帖最后由 judy20061114 于 2011-7-21 12:10 编辑

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Exactly how is that environmently responsible? The problem starts from here with destruction and production. Or oil is used to make water bottles. Each year making a plastic water bottles used the U.S. enough oil and energy to fill a million cars. Or that energy spends to make the bottle even more to ship around the planet. And then we drink it in about two minutes. That brings into the big problem to the other end of the life cycle---disposal. What happens to all these bottles all down? 80% have been land filled with they will be set for thousands of years or in senators with their burn releasing toxic pollution. The rest is left for recycling.

I was curious about where did the plastic bottles I had been put into the recycling bins go. I found out the ship load was been set to the India. So I went there. I would never forget riding over hill outside the druses. We face to face with a mountain of water bottles in California. The real cycling return these bottles back into bottles. But that wasn`t what was happening here. Instead these bottles were stated to be down cycled which means to treat them into lower quality products that would be chaptered later.  The part couldn`t be down recycled with thrown away there, shipped the all the way to India. Just be dumped in someone else`s the backyard.

If bottom water companies want to use materns on their levels it will be more active to show their plastic waste. Scaring us. Seducing us and misleading us. These strategies are all cool parts of manufacturing demand.

Once the manufacture all these demand creating a new billion market, they defend it by biting out the competition. But in this case, the competitions are basic human right to clean safe drinking water.

Pepsi vise chairman publicly said the biggest enemy is tap water. They want to think about its security and bottle water is best alternative. In many places, the public water is polluted. Thanks to polluting industry like the plastic bottle industry. And these bottle water guys are all too happy to offer their expensive solutions which to keep us hoop on their products. It is time we took back into the tap. That starts to make a personal commitment to not buy a drinking bottle water unless the water in your committee is truly unhealthy. Yes, it takes a bit of force site to grabber the bottle on the way out. But I think we can handle it.

Then take the next step. Join a campaign that is working for real solutions like demanding investment in clean tap water for all. In the U.S., tap waters under funded by 24 billion dollars, partly because people believe drinking water only comes from a bottle. Around the world, a billion the people don`t have an excess to clean water right now.


Yet cities all over are spending millions of dollars to deal with all the plastic bottles we threw out. What if that money was spent to improve our water systems, or better yet preventing pollution to begin with? There are many more things we can do to solve with these problems. Lobby your cities officials to bring back drinking fountains, work to ban the purchase of bottle water by your school, your organization or entire city. This is a huge opportunity for millions of people to wake up and protect our wallets, health and planet. The good news is already started. Bottle water sales begin to drop. While business are booming for safe refillable water bottles. So, yeah restaurant are proudly severing tap, and people are choosing the pocket the hundreds and thousands of dollars that they would otherwise be wasting on bottled water. Carrying bottled water is on its way to being as cool as smoking while pregnant.

We know better now, the bottled water industries are getting worried because their jig's up. We are not buying into their manufactured demand any more; we'll choose our own demands. Thank you very much and we'll demand clean safe water for all.
[Homework]注:本文借鉴了一下Wolfhen的文本,在此表示感谢。但仍属本人自写,较Wolfhen大改动。

Exactly how is that environmentally responsible? The problem starts here with extraction and production where oil is used to make water bottles. Each year, making up plastic water bottles used in the US takes enough oil and energy to fuel a million cars. All that energy spent to make the bottle, even more to ship it around the planet, and then we drink it in about 2 minutes. That brings us into the big problem at the other end of the life cycle -- disposal.

What happens to all these bottles that we've done. Eigthty percent end up in landfills where they will sit for thousands of years, or in incinerators where they are burned, releasing toxic pollution. The rest gets collected for recycling. I was curious about where the plastic bottles that I put in the recycling bins go. I found out the shiploads would be sent to India, so I went there. I will never forget riding over hill outside Madras where I can face to face with a mountain of plastic bottles in California. The real recycling would turn these bottles back into bottles, but that wasn't what was happening here. Instead these bottles were slated to be down-cycled, which means turn them into lower quality products that would just be chucked later. The parts that couldn't be down-cycled were thrown away there. Shipped all the way to India just to be dumped in someone elses' backyard.

If bottled water companies want to use mountains on their labels, it will be more accurate to show one of the mountains of plastic waste. Scaring us, seducing us, and misleading us, these strategies are all core parts of manufacturing demand. Once they've manufactured all these demands, creating a new multibillion dollar market, they defend it by beating out the competition. But in this case ,the competition is our basic human right to clean safe drinking water. Pepsi's vice chairman publicly said: "the biggest enemy is tap water." They want us to think it's dirty and bottled water is the best alternative. In many places, public water is polluted thanks to polluting industries like the plastic bottle industry, and these bottled water guys are all to happy to offer their expensive solutions which keep us hooked on their products.

It is time we took back the tap. That start should make a personal commitment to not buy a drink bottled water, unless the water in your community is truly unhealthy. Yes, it takes a bit foresight to grab a reusable bottle on the way out, but I think we can handle it. Then take the next step. Join a campaign that's working for real solutions, like demanding investment in clean tap water for all. In the US, tap water's under funded by 24 billion dollars, partly because people believe drinking water only comes from a bottle. Around the world a billion people don't have access to clean water right now. Yet cities all over are spending millions of dollars to deal with all the plastic bottles we throw out.

What if that money were spent improving our water systems, or better yet preventing pollution to begin with. There are many more things we can do to solve this problem. Lobby your city officials to bring back drinking funds. Work to ban the purchase of bottle water by your school, your organization or entire city. This is a huge opportunity for millions of people to wake up and protect our wallets, our healths and the planet. The good news is it's already started. Bottle water sales begun to drop, while businesses are booming for safe refillable water bottles. So, yeah restaurant are proudly serving tap, and people are choosing to pocket the hundreds and thousands of dollars that they would otherwise be wasting on bottled water. Carrying bottled water is on its way to being as cool as smoking while pregnant.

We know better now. The bottled water industries are getting worried because their jig's up.We are not buying into their manufacture demand any more. We will choose our own demands.Thank you very much and weare demanding clean safe water for all.
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