Bottled Water is Taxing World's Ecosystem

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Bottled water consumption is heavily taxing the world’s ecosystem, according to a new US study. It has more than doubled globally in the last six years, which is a natural resource.

Emily Arnold, author of the study published by the Earth Policy Institute, a Washington-based environmental group said, “Even in areas where tap water is safe to drink, demand for bottled water is increasing, producing unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy… Although in the industrial world bottled water is often no healthier than tap water, it can end up costing 10,000 times more,’ he added.

With Americans drinking 26 billion liters in 2004, or about one eight-ounce (25 cl) glass per person every day, United States was the largest consumer of bottled water.

Via: Physorg

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