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!

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Re-imagining Recycling: We Are Our Own Best Infrastructure

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Showdown: Recyclable versus Reusable Water Bottles

More articles on the controversy surrounding bottled water can be found here! Water is water, right? Not quite. The container and the source…
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Water Wars: Oregon Vs. Nestle

One of Nestlé’s brands, Arrowhead, has made a huge move in Oregon. The company wants to tap at least 100 million gallons of…
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Revisting the Fiji Water Question With Sourcemap.org

Three years ago, Pablo Paster wrote a post on 3p which attempted to quantify the various environmental impacts embodied in a bottle of…
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San Francisco Issues ‘Green Approved’ List for Products and Services

Back in 2005 San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors passed legislation, The Precautionary Principle, requiring its procurement officers to adhere to an approved list…

YouTube Campaign Extols Bottled Water’s Virtues

One International Bottled Water Association video, depending on one’s mood, may actually convince consumers to shy away from bottled water.
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Rebranding Tap Water: NYC Water-On-the-Go Campaign

More articles on the controversy surrounding bottled water can be found here! On a recent walk along New York City’s Union Square Park,…
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New York City: Love Our Tap Water

New York City is accelerating a public service announcement campaign that is letting its 8 million residents know that drinking its tap water…

A Tale of Two Plastic Bottles at LOHAS Forum

More articles on the controversy surrounding bottled water can be found here! During an information-sharing panel at the LOHAS Forum about the Deepwater…
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TetraPak + Bottled Water Still Equals Greenwashed Nonsense

More articles on the controversy surrounding bottled water can be found here! Every time the Sustainable Brands conference rolls around I’m thrilled by…
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The Story of Stuff Team Takes on Bottled Water

More articles on the controversy surrounding bottled water can be found here! For anyone trying to explain what sustainability is to a semi-curious…
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Bottled Water Bad. Reusable Bottle Good. Tap Water Gross. 321 Water Fixes That, Beautifully

More articles on the controversy surrounding bottled water can be found here! Is bottled water bad? You probably by now know that the…
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Top Five Greenwash Posts of the Year

Dear Readers, Triple Pundit has had a heck of a year. With your help we’ve grown to be one of the most widely…
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Is Bottled Water a Dead Man Walking?

More articles on the controversy surrounding bottled water can be found here!At the 2009 Net Impact Conference, Adam Werbach called Fiji Water a…
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London Battling Single-Use Water Bottles with New-Fangled Bubblers

More articles on the controversy surrounding bottled water can be found here! In some public spaces, it’s as hard to find a water…