Trash Talk – Bottled water vs. tap water

September 10, 2012
Becky Tweedy, Assistant to the President

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water by the numbers

2,000 - On average, bottled water consumes around 2,000 times more energy than tap
water.
1 to 3 - 1 liter of bottled water requires 3 liters of water to produce…
10,000 - Bottled water costs 10,000 times more than tap water in the US, more by volume than gasoline or soda.
30,000,000 - bottles per day end up in landfills or the ocean. Only 5% of plastic water bottles are recycled in the US.
Tap water is tested more often and held to higher safety standards than bottled water in the US.

Think about it!  Turn on the tap!

Source: Mother Earth News magazine

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