Rule #287: Bottled water

365 Rules of the new world

75% of our world is covered with water. Only 1% is drinkable. If we don’t get smart, we WILL run out!

We waste water in many ways, but bottling it just promotes over consumption and waste. Here’s some bottled water fun facts:

In 1999, the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) published the results of a four-year study in which researchers tested more than 1,000 samples of 103 brands of bottled water. These researchers found…

An estimated 25 percent or more of bottled water is really just tap water in a bottle—sometimes further treated, sometimes not.” If bottled water does not necessarily offer purer water than tap water, surely it provides a better tasting water product, right? Not so. Bottled water does not always taste better than tap water.

In an interesting study conducted by Showtime television, the hosts found that 75% of tested New York City residents actually…

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