Bottle vs Tap
  • is one of the biggest scams in the history of human kind.
  • is nothing but tap water in more than 30% of all brands sold in UK.
  • is subject to far less stringent safety tests than tap water and is much more likely to be contaminated.
  • costs on average 500 times more than tap water, the equivalent of paying £1,500 for a pint of beer or glass of wine.
  • Britons spend an estimated £1.5 billion on bottled water each year.
  • The average child in UK spends £350 a year on bottled water.
  • Soft drinks companies regularly use ruthless methods to gain control over water access and thereby depriving people of their basic human right.
  • 162g of oil and seven litres of water are required to manufacture a single one litre volume disposable PET bottle and this amounts to the release of 100g of CO2.

In Europe, legal standards are set in the Drinking Water Directive 1998, to maintain the high quality of water already achieved. The standards are strict and include wide safety margins.

  • 100% of the population in EU 15 and EFTA countries have access to improved drinking water sources

 

  • Blindfold tests show that consumers find the taste of bottled water no better than tap water, in fact, tap water wins the competition, and it's far safer, too.

 

  • As of 6th April 2010, all UK premises licensed to sell alcohol and those with a club premises certificate are legally required to ensure that customers have access to FREE tap water

Be the change you wish to see in the world” Mahatma Gandhi