A new report from Food and Water Watch entitled “Take Back the Tap,” looks at the booming business of bottled water.
Nearly 64 percent of it comes from municipal taps and costs almost 2,000 times as much as tap water, which is significant when you consider bottled water companies target immigrant populations with their advertising.
It took four billion pounds of plastic to produce plastic bottles in 2016. Plastics manufacturing uses a lot of oil and water and almost 70 percent of them aren’t recycled.
There is also concern that bottling companies that fill their bottles with groundwater cause depletion that hurts local water supplies and ecosystems.