Bottled water is not healthier or safer than tap water, because it is not regulated as strictly. Bottled water costs a lot more than tap water, requires 47 million gallons of oil per year to produce, and produces 1.5 million tons of plastic waste each year. Multinational bottled water corporations purchase groundwater and distribution rights to commoditize a basic human right: the access to safe and affordable water. Instead, use a stainless steel thermos or if you don’t like your tap water’s taste, use a water filter.
This tip is brought to you by Cheryl Frank, Greece Baptist Church.