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Five Reasons to Skip Bottled Water

Five Reasons to Skip Bottled Water

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Over the course of a week, EWG highlights five important reasons to skip bottled water and opt for filtered tap water instead.

 What You Don't Know May Hurt You

Mad Monday: What You Don't Know May Hurt You

The FDA has disclosed which chemicals can be used to make PET plastic, the plastic used in bottled water. But does anyone know how many of those chemicals are leaching into your bottled water and, more importantly, if they could affect your health?

The answer is simple: NO.

Just one reason to avoid drinking bottled water. Learn more.

 
 Purity Not Guaranteed

Toxic Tuesday: Purity Not Guaranteed

EWG found 38 pollutants in 10 brands of bottled water, including chemicals linked to cancer. Our tests show that the purity of bottled water cannot be trusted. Yet another reason to avoid it!  Learn more.

 
Be Part of the Plastics Pollution Solution

No Waste Wednesday: Be Part of the Plastics Pollution Solution

Think all plastic bottles get recycled? Think again. According to EPA, we recycle about 30% of our PET plastic bottles. This means that about 70% of them end up elsewhere, including beaches and the ocean, polluting sensitive ecosystems.

Help stop waste! Use a reusable container instead. Read more.

 
Thirsty Thursday: Fill Up with a Filter

Thirsty Thursday: Fill Up with a Filter

It’s Thirsty Thursday! What should you do instead of buying bottled water? Filter your tap water and use a reusable bottle! Read more.

 
Nearly Free Friday: Your Wallet Will Thank You

Nearly Free Friday: Your Wallet Will Thank You

You’d think that purity should be guaranteed when you pay 1,900 times more for bottled water than tap water. Unfortunately, it isn’t, so why waste the cash? Filter your tap water instead and let the money saving begin! Read more.

 
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