A new study published in the US says that bottled water consumption has more than doubled globally in the last six years and is heavily taxing the world's ecosystem.
Emily Arnold, the author of the report published by the Washington-based environmental group the Earth Policy Institute, says bottled water can cost 10,000 times more than tap water despite often being no healthier.
"Even in areas where tap water is safe to drink, demand for bottled water is increasing, producing unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy," she says.
The study says that at as much as $2.50 per litre, bottled water actually costs more than petrol.
Friday, February 10, 2006
FANCY BOTTLED WATER DRINKERS RUINING EVERYTHING FOR THE REST OF US
Posted by Matt Duss at 9:48 AM