fawning over \'fiji water girl\' ignores the evils of bottled water
Especially the Fiji water brand.
First of all, let\'s talk about how stupid and wasteful it is to transport bottled water around the world.
Fiji\'s water does come from Fiji, a country in the South Pacific, which is far away if you live in the United States.
\"Fiji water, more than any other bottled water, has a lot of distance from Fiji to wherever it is consumed,\" Peter H. Gleick, co-
The founder and honorary chairman of the Pacific Institute told Huffington Post.
\"It was shipped on a cargo ship and it was a very energetic thing --
\"You have to know that there is nothing special about bottled water in Fiji.
\"The only truly unique place in Fiji is its distance,\" Gleick said . \" He added that the company has \"one of the world\'s largest carbon footprints\" in the water bottle company \".
Bottled water is bottled water, and one brand is not good for another, scientists continue.
\"There are slight differences in mineral content in bottled water, which will only affect its taste.
\"But drinking certain alcohol is not good for health.
Fiji has built its own charm and elite through a separate brand-
It did a great job.
Gleick, author of World Water, said: \"Every bottled water company wants to put their water on a unique and special label because the fact is that no bottled water is unique or special. Bottled and selling: The story behind our obsession with bottled water.
In 2007, Fiji launched a \"carbon negative\" campaign that said it would offset more greenhouse gas emissions than the company\'s operations and product releases.
About four years later, the company was sued for misdescribing its green practices to attract consumers.
Transparency is difficult to find in Fiji\'s current environmental-related practices.
Huffington Post has contacted the brand for more information.
\"The carbon cost of any bottled water is related to how much energy is needed for bottles and shipping products,\" Gleick said . \".
\"The biggest cost is plastic, which has a very high carbon footprint and then transportation.
The farther you move the water, the greater the weight of the water, the more energy you consume.
While there is no clear information on Fiji\'s carbon emissions practices, Gleick says it is a good thing if Fiji tries to understand its impact and offset it.
\"If Fijian water accurately calculated its carbon footprint and properly offset it, I would say that they should be commended for that.
While Huffington Post is waiting for more information on the brand, Gleick added that if Fiji is making waves in offsetting targets, he would think the company would be proud to be
Next, let\'s talk about how superfluous bottled water is.
Americans spent $18.
The price of bottled water in 2017 was 5 billion.
In most parts of the United States, tap water is as safe as bottled water.
Of course, drinking water is not safe in some cities, and these residents may need to rely on boiled water or buy bottled water.
In addition, some people are more vulnerable to water contaminants than others, and for their safety, as the Mayo Clinic notes, these people may need to boil tap water or rely on bottled water.
However, bottled water is not necessary if you are a person with access to clean and safe drinking water.
Another problem with bottled water is the garbage it produces, the garbage that pollutes our oceans and beaches.
Beth Porter told Huffington Post that plastic bottles are the fourth most common item that bothers our waterways.
Potter, director of climate and recycling in Green America, is the author of reducing, reusing, reimagining: sorting out recycling systems.
Not only will this rubbish make the beach ugly, it will also hurt marine life and pollute the water.
Do you know what\'s in those water bottles?
A new study by the World Health Organization found that 90% of the most popular brands of bottled water were contaminated with microplastics --
Small plastic particles that have little impact on human healthresearched.
According to The Guardian, although microplastics were also found in tap water, bottled water was found to be twice as high.
Plastic has been shown to be harmful.
But its impact on human health is still being explored.
According to National Geographic, some plastics contain chemicals that are considered endocrine disruptors, meaning they can disrupt hormones and even help to gain weight.
Finally, making water bottles wastes water and other resources. immensely.
According to the Pacific Research Institute, it takes about three liters to produce a bottle of water. What?
The publication also estimated that the number of water bottles purchased by the United States in 2006 required 17 million barrels of oil.
This does not include the oil needed to transport the water bottle.
The story is part of a series of stories funded by SC Johnson about plastic waste.
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