The Story of Stuff Project: The Story of Bottled Water
“Bottled water costs about 2,000 times more than tap water.” So it’s like buying a $10,000 sandwich. 1:47.
500 million bottles of bottled water bought every week in the United States. That’s enough to circle the globe more than five times.
One-third of all bottled water in the United States comes from tap water sources.
Each year, making plastic water bottles used in the United States consumes enough oil and energy to fuel 1 million cars. 3:40..
80 percent of bottles end up in landfills or incinerators. 4:24.
And how do companies get you to buy this? By “manufacturing demand.” 2:07.
“‘When we’re done,’ one top water executive said, ‘tap water will be relegated to showers and washing dishes.'” 3:10.