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The Bottled Water Industry

A presentation to accompany a persuasive speech for Communications class at Rockhurst University.
by

Cathy Phillips

on 28 May 2010

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Transcript of The Bottled Water Industry

How Paying for Water
is not Only Costing Us,
but the Environment 2. Bottled water is
healthier and more regulated
than tap water. 3. Bottled water is
a good purchase. 4. Bottled water is
sustainable and good for
the environment if recycled. Bottled water -- FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
Tap water -- EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) 400 - 2,000 times more expensive
5 cents/ounce bottled
1 cent/gallon tap
2 cents/ounce for gasoline! 2 gallons wasted per 1 gallon put in bottles
47 million gallons of oil per year to produce
80% of all bottled water is not recycled
The Bottled
Water Industry 1. Bottled water tastes better than tap water. 1/2 billion used each
week in the U.S.
(that would circle the globe more than 5 times!) So what do we do? 1. Stop buying bottled water.
2. Use a reusable plastic bottle or stainless steel thermos instead.
3. Lobby for real solutions. THE
FOUR
MYTHS
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