Several weeks after the chemical spill in West Virginia, we’ve reached the unenviable point where people feel as though they need to take to the streets to demand clean drinking water. In the video above, West Virginia protesters cite anger at being forced to spend out of pocket for bottled water and in the overall […]
So is the tap water in West Virginia safe to drink or not? Two weeks after a chemical storage plant operated by Freedom Industries spilled 7,500+ gallons of MCHM – an industrial chemical used to separate coal from rock – into the drinking water supply, some tests indicate that water still may not be safe. […]
It is a fact that bottled water costs more per gallon than gas, yet rarely do people complain about the price of bottled water. Where is the disconnect??
Bottled water facts: as of 2009, there was one person at the FDA overseeing the entire bottled water industry. An industry worth billions of dollars. And overseeing bottled water was only one of her many duties. Billions of barrels of oil are needed to transport bottled water. And most bottled water differs very little from […]
Water shortages worldwide mean that almost one billion lack access to clean drinking water. “Water is going to be this century’s oil,” says Hessy Taft, narrator of video above. “We really need to do something. Business as usual cannot continue. We need to try to find solutions.” Published this week by Bytesize Science, the video […]
In Arlington, Virginia, a county board member is crusading to ban bottled water and plastic bags in his city. In his campaign, he will use the argument that it takes 17 million barrels of oil to produce bottled water each year. In Virginia, local municipalities cannot regulate or tax any product without first having General […]
This may be the easiest post ever, because there are so many good reasons to forsake bottled water and any other unfiltered water forever.
It’s come to my attention recently that some online water filter retailers refuse to sell water filter pitchers because of their alleged poor cost/benefit ratio