Written By Welcome to Real Raw Women! - April 17 2010
Last weekend I was fortunate to be able to attend the movie "Tapped". All I can say is I was shocked at what I saw. This documentary totally exposes the bottled water industry. I can honestly say that I was one of those Americans that bought into the idea of bottled water, hook, line, and sinker. In our home we always had bottled water-tap water was a no, no!
But after seeing the movie, I can no longer buy into the whole bottled water idea. I first have to ask myself- why am I buying water? Just turn on my water faucet and fill up my own personal water bottle!! If you don't like your tap water, then you couldn't like the bottled water distributed by Nestle, Coke, or Pepsi ( Nestle purified water, Dasani, and Aquafina)-because tap water is what is in those bottles of water that you are paying $1.00 to $2.00 dollars for. The only difference is, you pay for the water that comes out of your faucet, and these big corporations don't pay for the water that they take from the municipal water source. So needless to say, back in 2008 when the movie was filmed, the bottled water business was raking in 11.5 BILLION DOLLARS in profit!!!
While these corporations are making billions, our local water sources are being depleted at an alarming rate. Only 20% of the plastic bottles make it to a recycling bin, so the majority of the plastic bottles end up in the ocean. This is causing major problems with marine life and the eco system.
But one of the most alarming facts that I learned from the movie is that the plastic bottles are made from chemicals that cause cancer-that is not a theory-that is fact....So you have plastic bottles with cancer causing ingredients that seep into the water inside the bottle and then we drink it and not only that, we give it to our children, friends and family.
So please take the time and rent this movie and be responsible for your water source and your enviroment. We can make a difference.....buy your own personal water bottle and fill up your own bottle. Stop contributing to the bottom line of these big corporations!!!
For more information on our drinking water please check out The water filter lady's blog that has been added to my blog roll...www.purestdrinkingwater.blogspot.com.