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08-10-2010, 02:38 PM
via NPR:

Film is titled "Tapped":

"Basically, the film contends, the bottled water industry is an ecological and consumer nightmare from end to end. Corporations like Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestle mine public water sources and sell it back to the public at criminal markup. (Forty percent of bottled water is just recycled tap water from municipal sources.)

Of course, all of this water has to be transported, processed, packaged and retailed – with attendant energy costs. Most of those plastic bottles end up in landfills, or the ocean. The statistics are dispiriting. According to the film, Americans buy 29 billion single-serve bottles of water each year. About 20 percent are recycled. Transporting the water uses about 18 million gallons of oil. The numbers roll on."

'Tapped': Just Another Excellent Indie Documentary Likely To Bring You Down : Monkey See : NPR (http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2010/08/10/129103673/-tapped-just-another-excellent-indie-documentary-likely-to-bring-you-down?sc=fb&cc=fp)

08-10-2010, 08:48 PM
Only skimmed the article..but would like a better review to get a jist of what is being said in this documentary. What is sad that in most documentaries they are not objective whatsoever..but have an agenda to get across. Much of what is said is far fetched and half truthes. Michael Moore popularized that technique quite well.

08-10-2010, 09:33 PM
Might go along with the book I just bought but not yet read, Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We bought It.