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Bottled Water Manufacturer Will Change Label to Reflect Its Source Is...

I admit to drinking alot of bottled water, particularly when I read (this is my attempt to make this post relevant to books). I hate the taste of my local tap water and if I didn’t have bottled water, I am sure I would be in a constant state of dehydration. However, I don’t buy bottled water believing that it is taken from a pure mountain spring. I assume, unless it states otherwise, that it is filtered and purified.

screenshot001.jpgHowever, the labeling of bottled water leaves something to be desired. Consumer action group, Corporate Accountability International, has been working to get bottled water manufacturers to be more truthful in its labeling and marketing. Pepsico’s Aquafina, the largest bottled water brand in the US, is purified water from municipal sources rather than a natural mountain spring water. The Aquafina logo is a mountain which makes a statement that could be misleading. On future labels, the words “public water source” will be included.

Corporate Accountability International is urging Coca Cola (Dasani) and Nestle Waters North America (Pure Life) to follow lead since their sources are local tap water as well.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

2 Comments

  1. Nicole
    Jul 27, 2007 @ 22:00:22

    lol and I actually dislike the taste of many bottled waters. I usually only drink bottled water when I want the convenience of a bottle and forget my own. Usually I get mine filtered through a Brita pitcher or the fridge. Tastes fine to me. But really, water tastes so very different to so many people.

  2. Emily
    Jul 29, 2007 @ 14:51:18

    They would rather gasoline etc was used to transport heavy metal laden spring water across the planet? I also assumed the cheaper brands were microfiltered tap water and prefer them for that reason.

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