Friday, April 3, 2009

Bottled Water vs Tap Water

What are the advantages of bottled water? Is it cleaner and safer? Does it taste better? Watch this video from Penn and Teller's Bull***t which might help you gain a different perspective on the truth about bottled water.



What are the disadvantages of bottled water? It is more expensive compared to ordinary tap water. And bottled water contributes to wasteful packaging. Although there have been several attempts to reduce the environmental impacts (see:Spin on the Bottle: Water Packaging Gets Creative)

In our place in Kawit Cavite, our tap water sometimes looks and smells funny. That's why for me, I still need to buy filtered water from the local refilling stations. So, Bottled Water vs Tap Water, what's your take?

Read more from these resources on the internet:

Tap Water vs. Bottled Water


Bottled Water vs Tap Water on 20/20


CNN: Most Bottled Water is Tap


Bottled Water vs. Filtered Tap Water
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/bottled-water-vs-filtered-tap-water.html#

US: Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water
http://www.insidethebottle.org/us-bottled-water-vs-tap-water

Tap Water vs. Bottled Water: What’s Safer and Healthier?
http://www.blisstree.com/articles/tap-water-vs-bottled-water-whats-safer-and-healthier-115/

Water wars: Bottled vs tap
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/painter/2007-08-26-painter-yourhealth_N.htm

2 comments:

Anonymous April 3, 2009 at 10:04 AM  

I bought a $50 water system like brita but it attaches to the faucet and it takes out a very long list of things and it tastes absolutely delicious. So I don't buy bottled water. I do have to buy distilled water for my sleep apnea machine. I tried the filtered water but it left a residue which is fine to drink but not breath in. We should all start relying on tap water and by a metal bottle to carry it in and it can be sterilized No more plastic bottles in landfills

Start Blogging April 3, 2009 at 3:07 PM  

Anonymous, thanks for dropping a line. I admire your advocacy. Metal and ceramic bottles are slowly going mainstream, replacing disposable plastic bottles. Do you know most plastics we use to contain food and drinks are actually cancerous?

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