Such campaigns are taken seriously because the industry’s biggest markets are the US and Europe, says Res Gehriger, the Swiss journalist and filmmaker behind Bottled Life: The Truth about Nestlé’s Business with Water, which explores Nestlé’s commercialisation of community-owned water sources in the developing world.
In addition, earlier this year the National Park Service voted to ban the sale of single-use plastic water bottles at Grand Canyon National Park, something which was already happening in Zion National Park, in Utah, which created a similar ban in 2008 and eliminated 60,000 plastic bottles from the park in 2009.
According to the Natural Defenses Council, 40 percent of bottled water is nothing more than tap water anyway. Tap water is more highly regulated than bottled water, and it’s virtually free. Go with refillable bottles for you and your kids!
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