Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bottled Water

I just read an article on bottled water in America and thought I would give you some statistics about the industry.  Bottled water consumption and sales growth in the U.S. in 2013 reflected the continuing rtrend of more Americans choosing to drink water more often.  Perhaps some of this may come from the awareness of the need for water as well as we seem to have a generation who likes to visit the gym more often and thus bring their bottles of water to the gym.  Not to mention that most public water does not please the taste buds.

Bottled water in the US is comprehensively regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a packaged food product and by federal law, the FDA regulations governing the safety and quality of bottled water must be at least as stringent as US EPA standards that govern tap water.  And, in some very important cases, such as lead, coliform bacteria and E. coli, bottled water regulations are substantially more stringent.

Essentia 9.5 pH Drinking Water, 1.5 Liter, (Pack of 12)

 A strong focus on recycling continues to be an important issue the industry.  All bottled water containers are 100% recyclable.  According to the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), now at 38.04%, the recycling rate for single serve PET plastic bottled water container more than double between 2003 and 2012.  In fact NAPCOR finds that plastic bottled water containers are the most frequently recycled PER beverage container in curbside recycling programs.

FIJI Natural Artesian Water, 16.9-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 24)

You can also instead of buying bottled water you can purchase a Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System.  These provide the exact same water as what is in bottled water.  It goes under your sink and has its own faucet that come in colors to match your current faucet.  This way you can use clear clean bottle water to cook you food in rather than empty bottle after bottle of water into a pan.  The two types I recommend are listed below.  The reason for the recommendation is it is easy to get replacement filters from some of your big box stores or

  Crystal Quest Water Filters

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