By Tom, on October 13th, 2011
Our increased awareness of the importance of water over the last couple decades has improved our collective health immensely. This new desire to get enough water is also causing all sorts of environmental problems. Bottled water is the culprit. Bottled water is the second most popular beverage sold in the US, second only to carbonated soft drinks. The effects of this surge of bottled water is illustrated in the infographic below.
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The movie Tapped explores these issues in depth, and does so quite powerfully.
This TED presentation offers some hope that we can start dealing with all the bottles in landfill:
If you find your tap water unpalatable, I recommend that you either use a pitcher water filter or install a water filter on your water faucet. Here are some great filters: