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The bottled water debate continues

This subject has been covered a couple of times before (here, here and here).

Tap water is better according to one loyal UE reader

Loyal reader RW is a big proponent of not buying bottled water. In fact he uses the same Gatorade bottle filled with tap water for about 6 months at a time. He says he actually likes tap water better than bottled water.

Think outside the bottle
It looks like there are groups of people that feel the same way - a corporate accountability group started Think Outside the Bottle.

CNNMoney article tells it like it is
Great quotes from Bottled water no longer cool?:

"Recently, I stopped by my neighborhood Exxon station to conduct a price test. A 20-ounce bottle of Aquafina water cost $1.57, including tax. A 20-ounce bottle of Pepsi also cost $1.57. Regular gas sold for $3.05 a gallon.

Yep - water costs the same as soda and three times as much as the gas.

So critics are asking: Why drink bottled water?

After all, it's pricey. Packaging and shipping water consumes energy and contributes to global warming. Empty bottles add to litter and solid waste. And, as a rule, bottled water is no safer or healthier than the H2O that flows from municipal water systems.

..."People complain about the cost of gasoline," Solomon says. "No one seems to realize that they are paying for a picture of pretty mountains on the label and a product they could get for free from their own tap."

In related news, Coca-Cola is contemplating buying powerful industry newcomer, Vitamin Water.

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