National Geographic – Why Tap Water is Better Than Bottled Water

Source: National Geographic Daily NewsSolvie Karlstrom and Christine Dell'AmoreNational Geographic's Green GuidePublished March 10, 2010Bottled water is a drain on the environment: The U.S. public goes through about 50 billion water bottles a year, and most of those plastic containers are not recycled, according to Elizabeth Royte's 2008 book Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It.Transporting the bottles and keeping them cold also burns fossil fuels, which give off greenhouse ...[READ MORE]