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Which is environmentally worse: The bottled water companies or the pop companies?

I always hear people speaking out against bottled water (and I personally I think it's kind of silly). Yet bottled water companies are the ones reducing the amount of plastic in their bottles and encouraging recycling. And yet I hear so few complaints about plastic pop bottles. And factory/corporation-wise, how does that affect everything?

Asked By: Backroads - 8/6/2010
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Wow... Its a toss up between the devil you know and what you don't know... More
Answered By: mspinkest - 8/6/2010
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The problem with bottled water is the hidden cost - just how much water is being wasted by the companies. They are contributing to fresh water depletion. As well the cost of transporting all these bottles is never calculated - it takes fuel to bottle and ship those lovely bottles to the store. Turning the tap on takes... More
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Answered By: Comicbook Reader - 8/6/2010
 
bottled water.. im not sure how long it take aluminum to break down but plastic NEVER does
Answered By: Milky Way - 8/6/2010
 
http://clarkhoward.com/liveweb/shownotes/2010/07/08/18799/
Answered By: Christina .... - 8/6/2010
 
I thought they were the same companies (ex: Dasani = Coca cola).
Answered By: Miss Anthrope - 8/6/2010
 
More bottled water is sold than sodas. The issue is the low percentage of plastic bottles that get recycled, sometimes due to a lack of recycling programs. Bottled water companies can sometimes also put water supplies and aquifirs at risk for depletion. Soda companies can hook up to municipal facilities sometimes... More
Answered By: J. - 8/6/2010
 
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