PET bottled water - Pouring resources down the drain?

Published: 14 February 2006
Category: PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS

The Herald reports (2/14/06) on the excessive consumption and prices of polyethylene terephthalate bottled water, saying that it costs more to buy the product in the U.S. than it does to pump the same volume of gasoline into a car tank. The article claims that despite arguements that bottled water can cost up to 10,000 times more than tap water and environmental concerns that polyethylene terephthalate bottled water is “pouring resources down the drain,” Americans continue to drink such bottled water at almost any price.

Pouring Resources Down the Drain