A recent TV spot showing flowers growing out of people's heads ended up being about Arrowhead water bottles being more environmentally sound.
"Arrowhead bottles now use 30% less plastic"
What a bunch of garbage that is. Literally.
- What about the other 70% of plastic in their bottle?
- What about the fact that you are likely drinking simply tap water anyhow?
- What about the fact that those bottles weigh a ton and require fossil fuels to transport to supply chains?
- What about the fact that the plastic leaches chemical compounds that we all know as Bisphenol A.
Purchase a Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Purchase a Water Filter
You'll save a TON of $$
You'll save a TON of plastic buildup
You'll save yourself getting loaded up with Bisphenol A
You'll actually get pure water - not tap.
Excerpt from Environmental Health Perspectives:
"The NRDC sent 103 brands of bottled water sold in the United States to be tested at independent, certified water-testing laboratories. A quarter of the samples contained chemical or microbiologic contaminants, including toluene, phthalates, and nitrates--though generally below levels deemed hazardous by law. Eight percent of the water purchased in California exceeded the 5 ppb warning level set for arsenic in that state, and samples from around the country contained coliform bacteria, although these results were not duplicated in later tests.
According to the NRDC report, bottled waters also may not be drawn from the pristine sources suggested by their labels. For instance, one brand advertised as "pure glacier water" came from a public water supply, and another touted as "spring water" was pumped from a parking lot next to a hazardous waste site. In addition, says Erik Olson, senior attorney at the NRDC and the report's lead author, phthalates from plastic water bottles can leach into the water under certain storage conditions, especially when exposed to high temperatures and sunlight."And this guy does a great job in explaining more about Bottled Water.
Stop drinking bottled water will ya? I mean - really - who are you benefiting?
The bottled water companies. That is it.
You sure aren't.
Get a Stainless steel water bottle
Get a Water Filter
Educate others to do the same.
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