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Tap vs Bottled Water

  1. 1. What you are about to discover may surprise you!<br />If you don’t believe it; do your own research. <br />There is plenty of information about this topic on the Internet.<br />
  2. 2. …that don’t know that truth about bottled water.<br />Don’t be a fool. Learn the truth.<br />
  3. 3. What are the main concerns when comparing bottled water to filtered fountain water?<br />Taste<br />Safety<br />Myth vs. Truth<br />Cost<br />Environment<br />Others?<br />
  4. 4. Taste<br />Myth <br />Bottled water taste better<br />Truth<br />When people are put in a blind taste test many can’t tell the difference and usually more people prefer the taste of tap water.<br />If you don’t believe me, try it yourself.<br />
  5. 5. ISB Blind Taste Test<br />We tested ISB students. <br />Students had to choose which water tasted better: A or B. <br />They didn’t know which was bottled water and which was ISB fountain water (filtered).<br />
  6. 6. Safety<br />Truth<br />Myth <br />Some bottled water contains: <br />bacterial contaminants<br />industrial solvents<br />chemicals from plastic (BPA)<br />arsenic, a known carcinogen (cancer causing).<br />Bottled water is MUCH less regulated for safety than tap water. <br />Remember bottled water is made for profit; not safety. <br />Bottled water is safer and healthier than tap water.<br />Source: Bottled Water; Pure Drink or Pure Hype?, Natural Resources Defense Council http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/bw/bwinx.asp<br />
  7. 7. True or False<br /> All bottled water comes from clean pristine rivers that flow down mountains.<br />
  8. 8. False<br />40% of bottled water is actually tap water.<br />Desani (from Coca Cola) Aquafina (from Pepsi)<br /> Both are tap water!!<br />
  9. 9. What about our water?<br />ISB sells Crystal water. <br />We called Crystal & asked a few questions.<br />They use filtered tap water.<br />That’s right, it is the same as ISB water, but you paid for the pretty bottle.<br />So the bottle itself must be a good thing right?<br />
  10. 10. WRONG!!!<br />The container (bottles) that we store the water in is actually not safe for us.<br />Bisphenol A (BPA), found in many plastic bottles and water coolers contains estrogens.<br />Estrogens are female hormones and has been linked to breast and ovarian cancers and childhood developmental problems.<br />Phthalates, which are known to disrupt testosterone and other hormones, can leach into bottled water over time.<br />ISB reusable bottles are BPA & Phthalates free.<br />
  11. 11. Environment:a nightmare from beginning to end<br />Bottled water causes over 60 million plastic bottles to be produced, filled, transported and disposed of "every day" in America. That’s just in USA.<br /> Less than 20% of bottles get recycled.<br />It takes 3 times as much water to produce the bottle as it does to fill it.<br />
  12. 12. Oil is used to make it & ship it. Most bottles never get recycled.<br />Plastic takes over 300 years to degrade in nature. <br />Plastic was invented 140 years ago and it is all still here, piling up in our landfills, oceans and communities. <br />
  13. 13. Cost<br />1 Crystal each day<br />For the year = <br />3660 baht<br />1 ISB bottle = <br />350 baht<br />183 school days / year<br />20 baht/Crystal bottle<br />20 x 183 = 3660<br />
  14. 14. Tap (filtered) vs. Bottle<br />Myth <br />The price is worth it<br />Truth<br />It’s not safer<br />Not cleaner<br />Has a gigantic negative environmental impact <br />And doesn’t taste better. <br />Yet, people spend about 500 times more for bottled water than they typically do for tap water.<br />
  15. 15. Water changes at ISB<br />2 new water dispensers at the gym and cafeteria for you to refill your own water bottle.<br />Bookstore sells water bag & bottles for 350 baht.<br />BPA FREE<br />Crystal water will double from 10 baht to 20 baht.<br />Remember the fountain water is the same water, but free!<br />
  16. 16. Don’t be a fool…<br />Do it for your taste buds,<br />Do it for your health, <br />Do it for your planet, <br />Do it for your wallet… <br />Say no to bottled water.<br />Get a BPA free refillable bottle or bag<br />
  17. 17. Watch this movie<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72MCumz5lq4<br />http://www.tappedthemovie.com/<br />