Think before you drink

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Here are some of the top reasons why we should SAY NO to bottled water

 

  • Bottled water creates huge amounts of waste. The UK consumes 18 billion plastic bottles each year, and since only a quarter of these are recycled this means 38million plastic bottles end up in landfill every single day!
  • Bottled water is expensive! Bottled water is so valued that it costs up to 1,000 times more than what comes out of our taps. Thames Water calculates that its tap water costs around 0.097p a litre – or around 1p for a bucket of water.  Bottled water costs on average 500 times more than tap water, the equivalent of paying £1,500 for a pint of beer or glass of wine.
  • Tap water is more strictly regulated than bottled water. Tap water must be checked daily under a rigorous inspection regime. By contrast, makers of bottled water are only required to undertake monthly testing at source. Once filled and sealed, a bottle of water might remain in storage for months before it is so
  • Providing bottled water for British consumers produces an estimated 33,200 tonnes of CO² emissions per year
  • On average, we drink 33 liters of bottled water annually, whether ordinary mineral, fizzy, or ‘purified’ tap water.
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