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Bottled water: a highly successful scam

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Bottled water has worked out well as a big money-maker—especially now that companies that sell bottled water are getting agreements from schools, businesses, and other organizations to remove water fountains and replace them with vending machines that sell water in disposable plastic bottles. (We here use refillable bottles.) EcoGeek provides some data:

… The world spends $100 billion on bottled water every year. Strangely enough, this water does not get to the millions of sick and dying people who do not have access to clean drinking water.

To bring potable water to the entire world would cost around $30 billion…less than half of the amount that people who have access to clean drinking water spend on bottles of the stuff every year.…

Written by Leisureguy

3 April 2008 at 12:00 pm

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