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The facts about bottled water
The price of bottled water is up to 10,000 times the cost of tap water.
The United States is the largest consumer of bottled water. Some 2 million tons of the bottles are sent to landfills each year and the estimated annual cost of disposing water bottles is $70 million.
The truth is that 40% of bottled water, including top name brands, is simply filtered tap water, not water from natural springs or other "pure" sources.
Chemical contaminants were found to be at levels above strict state health limits in 22% of tested bottled water.
Producing water bottles for American consumption requires the equivalent of more than 17 million barrels of oil, not including the energy for transportation.
While American cities recycle about 23% of their plastic bottles, some 2 million tons of the bottles are sent to landfills each year.