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How the bottled water industry is masking the global water crisis
03/04/2023 09:09 AM | Click to read full article
Bottled water is one of the world’s most popular beverages, and its industry is making the most of it. Bottled water corporations exploit surface water and aquifers, typically at very low cost, and sell it for 150 to 1,000 times more than the same unit of municipal tap water. The price is often justified by offering the product as a safe alternative to tap water. But bottled water is not immune to all contamination, considering that it rarely faces rigorous public health and environmental regulations.