Bottled Water Is The Biggest Scandal Since Jordan Belfort

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Bottled water is probably the biggest scandal since Jordan Belfort was a penny stock broker. We pay extra for something that is convenientconvnant for us, but inturn is hurting ourare planet. We try to help by recycling, but still 38 billion plastic bottles made it to the landfills in 2010 and since then the numbers have just kept rising.In 2013, 10,130.3 million gallons of bottled water were produced in the United States, according to the Beverage Marketing Corp.(page #) Depending on who you ask, that’s either proof that more Americans are turning away from sugary soft drinks, or an environmental and ethical problem. “Most communities have clean water,” says Alex Beauchamp of Food and Water Watch, a national organization dedicated to keeping “clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes.”(page #) Beauchamp’s organization believes water is a public commodity, not a private one, and shouldn’t be privatized.(page #)
Christopher S. Hogan of the International Bottled Water Association argues that bottled water represents a “small and efficient” use of resources and a healthy alternative to sodas and sports drinks.“We encourage people to drink water — public, filtered or tap,” he said, adding that “the water industry competes against sodas, fruit juices and energy drinks, which are a lot less healthy than water.”(page #)
But, according to the American Beverage Association, Dasani bottled water is manufactured by the Coca-Cola Company; Adirondack…

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