Do you know that drinking bottled water can bring negative effects to your health and the planet? Read on to learn more about why you should think twice when drinking this water.
What You Should Know About Bottled Water
1. Plastic Bottles Are Not Eco-Friendly
No matter how you look at it, plastic bottles are never good for the environment. Manufacturers of these bottles usually use polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to make them.
PET breaks down into small fragments over time, and they release toxins that can contaminate the soil and waterways and make animals sick. A single plastic bottle takes years to degrade, so it can be a huge contributor to the world’s enormous piles of garbage.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Still drinking sparkling water? Then it’s time for a rethink. The bubble has well and truly burst on the bottled water industry and it’s time to say a firm farewell to the fizz.
So – the next time you reach for a can or a bottle of the carbonated stuff from the shelf – it might be worth keeping a few things in mind.
Many people have reported feeling uncomfortably bloated after drinking carbonated water. We find this to be hardly surprising since most brands of sparkling water are chock-full of artificially injected carbon dioxide.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 30, 2018 11:10 am
Think you don’t scare easily? Fearless about drinking water out of plastic bottles or the tap? Well, prepare to be afraid… we have some shockingly true stories about tap and bottled water that are the stuff of nightmares!
Frightening Fact #1: The Terrifying Truth About Tap Water
Who needs “made-up” spooky stories when you can open a newspaper or switch on the TV to hear about the cities, towns, and schools that have some seriously scary stuff lurking in the water?
Frightening Fact #2: The Petrifying Plastic Horror
It wasn’t until EU countries tried to get rid of plastic that they realized that plastic was …
The results of the nationwide survey confirm that carbonated soda continues to decline, marking a further loss in soda’s market share for the 13th consecutive year.
More and more people ditching sugary, chemical-laced soda for healthier beverages is positive news in many respects. Drinking water is obviously great, as there’s no better way to hydrate – but this article should be read with a cautionary footnote.
The increased consumption of bottled water is almost certainly linked to the constant news stories about …
It’s almost funny. The FDA is militant about not allowing perfectly edible and delicious unpasteurized Camembert and many other legendary cheeses into the country, but it is far more laid back when it comes to the controversial chemical BPA – linked to low birth weight and certain types of cancer.
According to the FDA, unlike a decent wheel of Brie de Meaux, BPA is “probably alright in very small doses.” We’re paraphrasing here, by the way, but you get the gist.
“Probably alright in very small doses” is fine when you’re talking about certain things. Cleaning your teeth with the kids’ toothpaste for a day because you’ve run out? …
So, we’ve laid bare the extortionate cost of bottled water and highlighted the practice of selling tap water in bottles at a hugely inflated profit. Persuading people to buy filtered tap water in a bottle with a slick label is quite a coup for the drinks industry.
BPA is Here to Stay?
But it’s not just the ever-rising cost to both your pocket and to the environment. Bottled water is problematic in other ways as well.
“Certain chemicals found in plastic bottles can have effects on every system in our bodies. They can affect ovulation, and increase our risk of hormonally driven problems like PCOS, endometriosis and breast cancer, among other things.”
Water is big news. Of course it is, it’s a massive part of our lives. We depend on it for life itself and yet we’re all guilty of wasting it from time to time. So how did we become so complacent about …
Now, it’s easy to think about the bottled water industry being right at the other end of any “Earth-friendly” scale, but some recent news is heartening and perhaps surprising.
On January 17, at the 2018 Keep America Beautiful National Conference, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) announced that it would be sponsoring the Keep America Beautiful initiative.
“We stand committed to helping Americans better understand recycling and its potential for economic, environmental and community benefits by working with all stakeholders—manufacturers; the waste management industry; government entities; other nonprofit