Say No To Bottled Water
Cape Cod raises awareness about the wasteful nature of bottled water.
by Abid Aslam
WASHINGTON - Water, water everywhere and we are duped into buying it bottled.
Consumers spend a collective $100 billion every year on bottled water in the belief--often mistaken, as it happens--that this is better for us than what flows from our taps, according to environmental think tank the Earth Policy Institute (EPI).
|Daniel Marsula, Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Press Pittsburgh Pa:
Priced per gallon, it's way higher than gasoline
Sunday, May 07, 2006
By Mackenzie Carpenter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
That 9-ounce bottle of Evian spring water at $1.49? That'll cost you about $21 a gallon, thank you very much. That 16-ounce Dasani or Aquafina -- filtered tap water brought to you by Coke or Pepsi, respectively -- that will be $1.50 at your nearest vending machine.
Of course, lots of things cost more than gasoline these days. Diet Snapple goes for $10.32 per gallon. Heck, Pepto-Bismol is $123.20 a gallon.
|OWASA lab analyst Monica Sherbrook runs tests several times a week for specific amounts, if any, of phosphorus, iron and aluminum in the drinking water at the OWASA Water Treatment Plant Laboratory.
New material posted at the Cuba and Bolivarian Issue Committee pages. Several women are touring the US with films and insights.