by Marion Nestle
Mar 2 2018

Weekend reading: the big business of bottled water

Food and Water Watch has a new report that is a must-read:

The report documents how water—a public good that comes free and clean from the tap—has become a high-cost commodity.

But the problems with bottled water go way beyond cost.

  • It is marketed to low-income minorities.
  • It creates vast amounts of plastic waste.
  • It is less regulated than tap water.
  • The industry lobbies heavily.
  • The industry uses public water supplies.
  • It undermines support for maintaining public water supplies.

Advocate!  Take back the tap!