The Telegraph (UK) reported yesterday that bottled water harms the environment.
Drinking bottled water should be made as unfashionable as smoking, according to a [British] government adviser.
"We have to make people think that it's unfashionable just as we have with smoking. We need a similar campaign to convince people that this is wrong," said Tim Lang, the Government's naural resources commissioner.
Phil Woolas, the environment minister, added that the amount of money spent on mineral water "borders on being morally unacceptable".
A BBC Panorama documentary, "Bottled Water: Who Needs It?", to be broadcast tomorrow says that in terms of production, a litre bottle of Evian or Volvic generates up to 600 times more CO2 than a litre of tap water.
This is such a good vindication of my lifestyle. I drink tap water. At work (when I've had a job), I always drank the tap water even though they provided bottled, which horrified most of the other people there. You'd have thought I was drinking a glass of toxic waste. But as I explained, the tap water was safe, and if I got to like bottled water, I'd have to start spending money on it.
Now I have an even better reason to keep drinking tap water. I'm saving the planet from global warming. Al Gore would be so proud!