Love Drinking Bottled Water? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t!

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This post is  published in support of Blog Action Day 2010: Water, an annual event that brings bloggers together to post about a worthy cause. For more information about this initiative, visit BlogActionDay.org.

Bottled water has always been marketed to us as a healthier alternative to high-calorie pop drinks. It’s no wonder then that sales for bottled water have soared these past years. But have you thought about the impact of bottled water products to our environment?

If you haven’t thought about the environmental impact of bottled water yet, it might be worthwhile to watch the video below. The video, produced by Story of Stuff, essentially exposes the true nature of these products.

Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the importance of clean water. Especially in industrialized countries, we’re used to seeing and accessing water everywhere.  This is an important cause, though, and here are some reasons why:

So, what can you do to help this cause? The simplest step is to really stop buying bottled water. Bring your own travel mug or reusable bottle, and fill it up with tap water. Another thing you can do is to shorten your showers. Reducing your consumption in general would also help with your water footprint. For more ideas, check out the image below.

Credit: http://awesome.good.is/transparency/web/trans0309walkthisway.html

The stats regarding our world’s water supply may be grim, but it’s never too late to reverse our actions. Ditch the plastic bottled water today and take the first step towards reducing your water footprint!

By: Kelvin Claveria