Buying Dupé Bottled Air Is Just Plain Stupid. Buying Bottled Water Is…. [Video]

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Avoiding bottled water is easy – drink tap water. If you want to drink tap but you forgot your water bottle, drink water out of a sink with your hands. If you don’t have any hands, have somebody turn the water on for you and put your mouth on the spigot. I could go on but I think most people get it. Finding safe, drinkable tap water isn’t difficult. [VVV]

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Jubbling Compares Bottle Water Sales To Depend Adult Diapers (From 2012)

We’re out of town this week so we decided to re-post some of our articles from 2012. In “Bad News Of The Day: Bottled Water Sales Increased In 2011,” we tried to understand why people freakishly seek out bottled water when safe drinking water is available everywhere in the US. And as a bonus, we used a Depend adult diaper analogy to bring it all together.

Plastic Bottled Water

“Although the U.S. has among the safest tap water in the world, the U.S. remains the largest market for bottled water. The next two, in order, are China and Mexico, both countries in which tap water is either unavailable, or typically not considered safe to drink.
Charles Fishman, FastCo.Exist, Americans Guzzling More Bottled Water Than Ever


Choosing to pay for water stored in a plastic bottle for who knows how long over getting it from the tap is absolutely nuts. And trying to make the argument that buying bottled water over soda doesn’t jive either because safe and clean soft drinks are not freely running through our taps in the same way as water.

In 2011, we unfortunately reversed a 3-year downward trend and consumed more plastic enclosed water than ever – 29.2 gallons per person based on data from the Beverage Marketing Corp (BMC). According to the BMC, people choose bottled water because they consider it “convenient, appealing and also healthy.” Sounds like we’re getting suckered into a marketing message.

Would you pay $1.29 for somebody to run into your house or a restaurant to fill a reusable water bottle for you? Probably not but we will thoughtlessly shell the same amount of money to buy bottled water.

999BottlesCrowdsourced apps that tell you drinking fountain locations are neat but are not the solution. And gimmicky $29 stainless models like 999Bottles, that let you count how many plastic ones you avoid, aren’t the solution either.

Reversing the reversal.
The solution is simple: just don’t buy bottled water. We’ve complicated the issue of not buying bottled water so much that we keep coming up with unnecessary alternatives like fountain apps and the over-priced 999Bottles. If you have a personal drinking container – mini-marts, restaurants and grocery stores will let you refill your water bottle using their fountain drink dispensers at no charge. And if you don’t have a container, drink sink water out of your hand.

Think about it, we’re talking about clean water that is more available in the US than public restrooms. We don’t put on our Depend brand adult diapers every morning in fear of not finding a public toilet. We trust in the fact that if we have to go, we will find one. Finding and consuming clean drinking water should be viewed the same uncomplicated way.

So if you need to drink some water, don’t play chess with the idea of finding an un-plastic source. Free, clean and safe drinking water is available everywhere in the US and if you’re without your stainless reusable bottle, drink it out of your hand. [FastCo.Exist]

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This Numbja Is Either Against Bottled Water Or He’s Keeping Them In Business.

This is Will Keith. He’s into video games and swordplay. His foe? They are of the plastic bottled water clan. [Laughing Squid]

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Bad News Of The Day: Bottled Water Sales Increased In 2011

Plastic Bottled Water

“Although the U.S. has among the safest tap water in the world, the U.S. remains the largest market for bottled water. The next two, in order, are China and Mexico, both countries in which tap water is either unavailable, or typically not considered safe to drink.
Charles Fishman, FastCo.Exist, Americans Guzzling More Bottled Water Than Ever


Choosing to pay for water stored in a plastic bottle for who knows how long over getting it from the tap is absolutely nuts. And trying to make the argument that buying bottled water over soda doesn’t jive either because safe and clean soft drinks are not freely running through our taps in the same way as water.

In 2011, we unfortunately reversed a 3-year downward trend and consumed more plastic enclosed water than ever – 29.2 gallons per person based on data from the Beverage Marketing Corp (BMC). According to the BMC, people choose bottled water because they consider it “convenient, appealing and also healthy.” Sounds like we’re getting suckered into a marketing message.

Would you pay $1.29 for somebody to run into your house or a restaurant to fill a reusable water bottle for you? Probably not but we will thoughtlessly shell the same amount of money to buy bottled water.

999BottlesCrowdsourced apps that tell you drinking fountain locations are neat but are not the solution. And gimmicky $29 stainless models like 999Bottles, that let you count how many plastic ones you avoid, aren’t the solution either.

Reversing the reversal.
The solution is simple: just don’t buy bottled water. We’ve complicated the issue of not buying bottled water so much that we keep coming up with unnecessary alternatives like fountain apps and the over-priced 999Bottles. If you have a personal drinking container – mini-marts, restaurants and grocery stores will let you refill your water bottle using their fountain drink dispensers at no charge. And if you don’t have a container, drink sink water out of your hand.

Think about it, we’re talking about clean water that is more available in the US than public restrooms. We don’t put on our Depend brand adult diapers every morning in fear of not finding a public toilet. We trust in the fact that if we have to go, we will find one. Finding and consuming clean drinking water should be viewed the same uncomplicated way.

So if you need to drink some water, don’t play chess with the idea of finding an un-plastic source. Free, clean and safe drinking water is available everywhere in the US and if you’re without your stainless reusable bottle, drink it out of your hand. [FastCo.Exist]

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blk. Mineral Water = ‘Black’ Bottled Water.

blk. Mineral WaterNormal bottled water looks like and is arguably the same water you can get from the tap. So why buy it? Now, how do you get consumers to think your bottled water is different? blk. beverages figured it out. They added fulvic acid trace minerals to their blk. brand mineral water that naturally turned their spring water black and made it different.

Fulvic acid trace minerals are organic matter and are a major component of coal, peat and soil. Pure Fulvic Minerals describes fulvic trace minerals:

“Trace minerals are an essential part of any diet. Unfortunately, many people fail to get these much-needed nutrients from their everyday diet. All-natural foods often lack the nutrients we need since, modern farming techniques have brought these minerals to the surface, where they are washed away.”

Sounds like dirt to me. So maybe the best way to duplicate and not purchase blk. bottled mineral water is to fill your stainless water bottle with tap water and add some dirt. I don’t recommend going this route and despite the cool packaging, I don’t recommend jumping to buy blk. bottled mineral water either. [Laughing Squid]

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Pharmaceutical Drug Heist Foiled By A Bottled Water. Maybe We Should Just Let Criminals Drink It.

Amaury Villa and Amed VillaGizmodo posted an article, The Largest Pharmaceutical Drug Heist in History Was Ruined By a Water Bottle, about an $80 million robbery that was partly solved by captured fingerprints on a bottle of water that was left behind. Bottled water, crime fighter? I think I’ve been too hard on the bottled stuff and I guess there could be exceptions. So criminals, please drink the heck out of that bottled water and if you can, eat something greasy while you do. No sense in committing a crime thirsty so be sure to bring it along. [NBC Connecticut via Gizmodo]

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