Water crimes

1 in 5 people in the world doesn't have access to clean water; the UK spends 2billion USD a year on bottled water.

Our local water supplier (Thames) has multi-million pound campaign which shows boats floating about in local landmarks like the Tower of London and explaining how much they will be saving this much when all the pipes are fixed. In other words it's boasting about how much water they are wasting today by claiming credit for fixing the pipes tomorrow.

So it's pouring with rain outside (being August) which is good simply because there is a hosepipe ban and it means I don't have to spend half an hour piddling about with an old leaking tin watering can.

And apparently we spend $2billion USD a year on bottled water in the UK. Over $100 billion globally.
Think on that for a sec. 2 BILLION on stuff that is free and 99.9% safe in this country.
Bottled water has NO added benefits over tap water in this country.
Bottled water does however have to be transported by plane and lorry.
The plastic does have to be buried in land-fill.
It is 2 BILLION dollars!

Carbonated water - fine. Emergency dehydration - fine. But the rest?
People should stop preaching about the harm the coke trade does and start on the unbelievable environmental evil that is evian.

And don't tell me I'm a hypocrite - I know that. But I try.
A story on it...