Bottled Water vs. Tap Water

Is bottled water bad?

bottled-waterThere are few consumer products which produce as much controversy as bottled water. Water in a bottle is sometimes marketed as a luxury item, sometimes as a safety net in a world where government taps can’t be trusted, sometimes even as a health drink, and always as a convenience.

Very few folks outside of the developing world would suggest it’s a daily necessity, though it remains a common daily purchase by millions of people. For better or worse, it’s ubiquitous and here to stay. We’ve collected a variety of stories and perspectives on the issue here on this page and we’ll continue to post new stories here as they come in. Enjoy!


National Parks Ask Bottled Water Industry to Take a Hike

Today, a broad coalition led by Corporate Accountability International is providing the grassroots support for four major national parks to take ban bottled…
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The Top 10 Water Issues of 2012

The top 10 water issues of 2012 include fracking, toilet technology, the global land grab, supply chain challenges and improved sanitation.
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Virgin Pure Plans to Transform UK Tap Water

Virgin Group’s Richard Branson and the Strauss Group’s Ofra Strauss headlined an event marking the launch of Virgin Pure, a water filtration system…

Bottled Water Industry Launches Marketing Battle Against Tap Water

The bottled water industry is fighting against the backlash against bottled water through marketing campaigns.

Ford Upcycles 2 Million Plastic Bottles from Landfill to Seat Covers

Readers of TriplePundit  don’t need reminding that the waste stream derived from buying bottled water is an environmental hazard. Less than a third…

Bottled Water Marketing Campaigns Target Minorities

Several studies show that minority parents are more likely to give their children bottled water. A study by the department of pediatrics at…

California Attorney General Files Plastic Water Bottle Lawsuit

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a lawsuit against three companies over claims that they misled consumers by marketing plastic water bottles…
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College Campuses Dump Disposable Water Bottles

To date, over a dozen colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada have campus-wide bans of the plastic bottles. A dozen more…

The Big Thirst: Water Woes and What to Do About Them

“The golden age of water is over,” asserted Charles Fishman, author of “The Big Thirst,” as he shared a sweeping view of global…

Virgin America Wants to Fill Your Bottle

Sometimes it really is the little things that count. Proving they’re on track to be the coolest airline flying, Virgin America is going…

Nestlé Gets On the Reporting Bandwagon: How Did They Do?

The road to sustainable business now passes through a glass tunnel called “Transparency.” Consumers exercise their singular, unequivocal influence: their ability to choose…

Casey Container: Plastic Bottles That Are Both Recyclable and Biodegradable?

Plastics from single serving water bottles, or grocery bags accumulating in the world’s oceans have long been in the spotlight as eco villians.…
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Evian Spray: Oh, The Humanity…

Yes, this is a real product. It’s Evian water in a disposable spray can. Why? Well, according to Evian’s website, the “millions of…

Has FIJI Water Jumped the Shark?

FIJI water has gotten so much flack lately, I’m starting to feel sorry for them. On one hand they’ve been shaken down by…
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Wastewater, Singapore’s New Drink of Choice

Since 1961, Singapore imported drinking water for its now 5 million citizens from Malaysia. One of the contracts expired this year, and for…