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So is it worth it? Should we be using all these bottles? Honestly?

You decide. Then tell me your thoughts on the issue.

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Comment by Raymond M. Kristiansen on April 1, 2010 at 2:26am
this has been discussed several times on the site. now, i dont expect you to link to all of them, but maybe link to two different threads of conversation? or i could find it, and link it here, but..... information overload. its sad. you cant find things so easily, even with tags.

findability. the challenge of findability.

bottled water is very controversial. and Fiji is just one example. there are several examples of bottled water companies doing less than ethical things. the question is: what will the politicians do about it? :)
Comment by Amber Sofia on April 1, 2010 at 2:31am
The polititians do nada. It would seem they are more worried about the economy than the people. In some areas of Fujairah (where I lived for a few years) you would often see people refilling massive containers of water for selling, out of a tap from a dodgy looking truck.

Yeah, I already tried looking for some of the threads, and couldn't find any very good ones ^^
Comment by Raymond M. Kristiansen on April 1, 2010 at 2:43am
You could connect with Michelle about this maybe. Form a team. Add 2-3 others. Here is a blog post she wrote about water.
Comment by Shane M. Wheeler on April 7, 2010 at 8:11pm
It's a corrupt business, and it will likely stick around as long as people are willing to charge people for water- like in night clubs where you're charged $3 a bottle. I'd rather be charged a dollar for getting a cup of water they got from their tap- that's friendlier for the environment, keeps the bottled water companies out of the loop, and puts pure profit in their pockets.

That might be a fun initiative to push- Bottles Out, Cups Up- save the water!
Comment by John D. Boyden on May 11, 2010 at 6:09pm
+1 collaboration good discussion starting. Linking the "found" discussuions together might be good.
Bottles will continue as long as useful, profitable, convenient and sold.


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