Would You Like Bottled or Tap?
By Tamar Burton on April 30, 2014
Did you know that a lot of bottled water is actually “tap” water? The documentary “Tapped”, focuses on the lead character — bottled water, and examines whether clean drinking water is a basic human right or a commodity to be bought and sold.
75% of the planet is covered in water, but only 1% is drinkable
approximately an area the size of Texas of floating plastic covers our oceans
bottled water is not necessarily more pure, or more tested, than public tap water
last year, on average consumers used 167 disposable water bottles, yet only 38.3 were recycled
Tapped invites audiences to go behind-the-scenes and examine the role of the bottled water industry. The narrative is framed by commentary from the FDA, citizens from the communities where water is extracted for bottling, as well as testimony from bottled water lobbyists. The takeaways include a better understanding of the importance of clean drinking water, the effects of bottling on our health, its impact on our oceans, and our growing reliance on oil.
Watch the movie, here.
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