If you drink bottled water, you need to watch this. I have to admit that I do regularly buy bottles of water when I am out and about and never think twice about it. I have friends who only drink the ridiculously expensive, air flown from around the world, Fiji Water and they have a regular supply from the local organic shop. Whatever the supposed benefits of Fiji water, it doesn’t justify the carbon footprint or the food miles it has travelled from across the world.
London tap water is perfectly drinkable, regardless of all the nasty stories. More and more restaurants are now grudgingly offering tap water as a choice versus bottled water as it does have a nice fat margin. I even heard of a Thai restaurant on Portobello Road who were selling bottled water in the restaurant but got found out that they were refilling their super expensive posh bottled water (£7) with tap water.
Anyway, I was pointed to this documentary called Tapped. Food for thought.
To watch click on the red arrow. Unfortunately, this is a free hosting site and a pop up window with an ad will open up. Just close it without clicking on anything. The arrow will turn green, you are ready to watch.
So be green, save some money, don’t drink bottled water. Now I try to carry a refillable water bottle.