Many people choose to drink Bottled water instead of tap water, because clever marketing over the years has told us that it's better. The truth is, most bottled water is nothing more than filtered tap. National taste tests have indicated that few people can tell a difference between bottled and tap water. Several bottling companies have admitted that their product is municipally sourced. There are, however, a few differences between bottled and filtered tap water.
Bottled Water is Bad for the Environment
It is estimated that less than one third of plastic water bottles are recycled each year. That leaves over 60 percent to pollute our landfills. Moreover, producing and transporting this product is wasteful. For every bottle of water produced, three are wasted, and hundreds of thousands of gallons of fuel are used to transport bottled water across the world. Filtered tap, on the other hand, leaves behind very little, if any plastic waste and is a better choice for environmental preservation.
Bottled Water is More Expensive
Millions of dollars go into the production and transport of plastic bottles all over the world. Since single-use plastic bottles aren't meant to be reused, consumers have to pay money for each and every bottle of water they consume. The expense adds up over time. Filtered water, however, is available at a fraction of the cost and may be poured into reusable stainless steel water bottles over and over, saving consumers the money that would have otherwise been spent on single-use containers. In short, bottled water is generally more expensive than filtered tap in the long run. Although water filters cost money, and will need to be replaced periodically, the overall expense is much less than that of bottled water.
Edited by Charles.C, 03 December 2019 - 11:15 AM.