A world without bottled water

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Bottled water is one of the biggest industries on the planet. It's also one of the biggest threats to it. Most just don't know the truth of the situation. Here they are! In just a few, short slides.

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A world without bottled water

  1. 1. A rather biased, yet scientifically accurate look at the wonderful world of An opinion by bo led water and brought to life by
  2. 2. There are two reasons to drink bottled water instead of tap water:
  3. 3. • It’s super convenient! • It’s another accessory to match your popped collar and wayfarers 1. 2.
  4. 4. But, here are 10 reasons why you shouldn’t (And should drink tap water, instead)
  5. 5. Buying bottled water is the same as buying bo led air 1. WATCH THE VIDEO!
  6. 6. The bottled water industry is lying to you 2.
  7. 7. “Bottled water is the most environmentally responsible consumer product in the world.” (They had to remove this advert) Nestlé said: “… most water bottles... are recycled.” MORE INFO!
  8. 8. What a pile of
  9. 9. In America, the UK and even in South Africa the quality controls on tap water are far more stringent than those on bottled water, which are almost non-existent. Tap water is just as safe as bottled water… 3.
  10. 10. Is tested for ecoli VS Required to provide source Required to provide quality reports Can still be distributed when standards not met ✖ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✖ ✖ ✔ ✖ LINK HERE!
  11. 11. • Nearly one in five tested waters contained more bacteria than allowed under microbiological-purity "guidelines” • Four waters violated the federal bottled water standards for excessive fluoride    and coliform bacteria • In eight cases arsenic  was found at a level of potential health concern A recent NRDC study on bo led water found that… LINK HERE!
  12. 12. 4. filtered tap water Almost half the bottled water produced is actually just
  13. 13. A picture of a mountain doesn’t mean it comes from a mountain… In fact, it rarely does
  14. 14. These guys (among others) had to change their labelling to avoid further legal action LINK HERE!
  15. 15. Tap water actually tastes be er (believe it or not) 5.
  16. 16. In  a  blind  taste  test,   tap  water   consistently comes  out  as  the  best   tasCng. Weird,  huh? FULL TEST HERE!
  17. 17. costs a LOT more than tap water Bottled water 6.
  18. 18. $0.30 $290 About 1, 500% more… $330 $10 + $190 – $570 set up cost Per 1 000 Litre Spring water Mineral water Demineralised water Tap water
  19. 19. That’s kinda like paying $70 for a Kit-Kat
  20. 20. Plastic is choking the planet (A lot of which comes from the bottled water industry) 7.
  21. 21. In America alone, 5 million plastic bottles are used, and discarded, every hour (This image is a portion of that amount) MORE CHRIS JORDAN ART!
  22. 22. Filthy Plastic Packaging Only  1 out of 6 bottles get  recycled, which  means  5 out of 6 end  up  in  landfills… Probably  in  India…   For  the  next  1000 years or  so…
  23. 23. We could be (literally) breathing a lot easier 8.
  24. 24. Nasty, smelly air Creating plastic for the water industry results in 2.5 million tons of Carbon Dioxide emissions annually. That’s almost 1/10th of all the CO2 produced every year
  25. 25. Creating that plastic uses a LOT of oil 9.
  26. 26. Dirty, dirty oil The  amount  of  oil  needed  to  produce  one  bo-le   of  water?  Fill  a  quarter of that bottle with  oil  –  that’s  how  much. The  amount  of  water  required?  Three times the  amount  you’ll  drink  from  it. Oil needed to make one wee water bottle
  27. 27. In fact, the oil used to produce those cheap, one-time-use plastic bottles for your water For a year. Vroom… could fuel a million cars.
  28. 28. WHAT A FUCKING EXPENSIVE WASTE
  29. 29. San Francisco is making the change San  Francisco’s  Board  of  Supervisors  are  ready  to  enact  one  of   the  strictest  bans  on  water  in  the  naCon.  Recently,  the   proposal  became  law,  and  plasCc  water  bo-les  smaller  than  21   ounces  will  no  longer  be  allowed  on  city  property  starCng  Oct.   1,  2014. LINK HERE!
  30. 30. Water is a finite resource, and there are those who are (literally) 10. dying for a drink
  31. 31. There are almost a billion people across the globe without access to clean water; that’s 1 in 8
  32. 32. Reading at a normal speed, 5 children have died from a water related issue, since you started this
  33. 33. To the bottled water industry’s privatisation-for-profit of the most basic human necessity (Ok, not all of it, but a fairly big chunk. And that chunk could be put to better use) Where do you suppose all that water is going?
  34. 34. So, what can we do about it?
  35. 35. 1. Stop buying bo led water. (It’s that easy)
  36. 36. • Save money! • Save the planet! • Save the lives of small African children! (kidding – sort of) Simply get your fresh and clean water from a tap
  37. 37. 2. Find out more. Get motivated! These links are awesome: The Story of Stuff: Bottled Water Breaking the Set takes on Nestlé (including their response) ‘Bottled Life’ documentary trailer Charitywater.org on the water crisis
  38. 38. 3. See what these guys have to say
  39. 39. We drink our water from a tap, so someone else has a tap for their water @taptapwater Facebook.com/taptapwater www.taptapwater.org Brought to life by

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