#1 Commencement Of Lunacy
The seductive packing of Perrier, the French sparkling in 1976 water attracted a lot of consumers as well as controversies regarding the leaching of chemicals from plastic material of the bottles.
#2 Bottled Water Idea
Fairfax Water Organization stated that the average price of water is $1.50/1,000 gallons, whereas bottled water costs $3. Imagine the profits soda companies make!
#3 Marketing Gimmicks
Bottled water is being marketed as pure and clean by catchy ad slogans which have rooted fear in the minds of the people regarding tap water consumption.
#4 The Consequences
Marketing gimmicks have boosted bottled water consumption. 1.5 million tons of plastic go into making these bottles and the manufacturing units release various toxins into the environment.
#5 Health and Safety
Many tests have confirmed the presence of arsenic and carcinogenic compounds in bottled water as there aren’t strict rules governing the quality.
#6 Reviewing Ecosystems
Coca-cola, Nestle and Pepsi are earning billions of dollars by selling bottled water. Sucking spring water from underground aquifers is resulting in drying up of nearby water bodies.