Bottled water is a big and controversial business. Over the past two decades it has grown and become a powerful economic force. Bottlers say it is a healthy alternative to coffee, soft and energy drinks. Also they state that bottled water provides customers with clean and great tasting water. Opponents on the other hand say there is no significant difference between bottled and tap water. They note that almost half bottled water is in fact tap water. In addition, they note the immense amount of plastic in the bottles, and the environmental impact derived from fabrication to disposal.
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“It is interesting that people spend a lot of time looking at organic food, organic vegetables, reading the labels of what they’re going to eat. But when they choose to ingest a liquid bever- age, whether it be bottled water or a carbonated soft drink or an energy drink they are not exploring the source. Yet that is the one thing that they are going to drink that is going to touch every single organ of their body.” - Steve Emery, CEO of EARTH2O