Water – surprising statistics

4 Oct

Surprising Stats: (not new numbers, but still. It has increased).

1) In 2007, Americans bought more than 29 billion bottles of water.

2) The cost of bottled water is more than the cost of gasoline.

3) Bottled water is sold to people at 1,900 times the price of tap water.

4) The bottled water industry is worth 800 billion dollars.

5) 40% of bottled water is simply municipal tap water that has been packaged in plastic bottles.

6) The harmful chemicals in the plastic of bottled water are either well known carcinogens or known to cause obesity, diabetes, brain disorders, liver disease, ovarian disease, or low sperm count.

Source: Tapped – http://www.tappedthemovie.com/

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NEWS RELEASE
August 9, 2011 
Bottled Water Industry Endorses Senate Recycling Resolution
http://www.bottledwater.org/news/bottled-water-industry-endorses-senate-recycling-resolution

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