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Haven’t yet realized the scam that is one of our number one fetishes?
Chances are, you recently have.
That’s right, bottled water is a complete and utter scam…and now MSN Money is passing on the word.
Last year Americans spent $15 billion (more than that spent on iPod’s and movie tickets) on a product they could have for free.
Randy from The Fun Times Guide to Home Building tipped me off to this main stream media story that appeared on MSN Money and written by Charles Fishman of Fast Company that explores the bottled water farce industry from many viewpoints.
What Are The Problems With Bottled Water?
None… unless you consider catastrophic environmental impact, thievery of resources from impoverished nations, government corruption, cancer (and other health related issues), pollution, and a completely unnecessary drain on your wallet to be problems.
Check out the [long] MSN Money story for more information.
Here are some other articles about the bottled water scam that we’ve written:
- The Bottled Water Scam
- 3 Alternatives to Drinking Bottled Water
- 3 Alternatives to Drinking Bottled Water, Part 2
I think every little step toward living green is an awesome one… but eco-snobbery sucks! My goal is to help newbies learn the most important steps toward living green — individually and collectively. Personally, I strive to have as little impact as possible on Planet Earth while I'm here.