Many business owners and facility managers believe they’re doing the right thing by providing bottled water for their employees. But bottled water has a dark side that will make you reconsider using a bottled water system in your office and warehouses.
This sobering trailer for the somewhat controversial 2009 documentary Tapped (by Director/Producer Stephanie Soechtig and Co-director Jason Lindsey) touches on the health and environmental implications of bottled water.
Bottled water, BPA, and the world around us…
There’s no denying the importance of having clean, non-toxic water for our physical well-being and the ecological good of our planet. While bottled water is heavily marketed as being uber-healthful, many 5 gallon water cooler bottles still contain harmful BPA (Bisphenol A). High-dose exposure to BPA has been linked to a broad range of health problems and there’s debate over just how much BPA exposure is safe. From an ecological perspective, the manufacturing and distribution processes used in making bottled water diminish our already limited natural resources and create air pollution. Not only that, but our oceans’ eco-systems are under attack by the substantial amounts of plastic polluting them. While some other types of trash biodegrade and disappear, plastic does not. With exposure to the sun, it photo-degrades and breaks down into smaller pieces over time. It never completely disappears, however, so marine animals mistake it for food and it washes up on and litters our beaches.
Bottled water isn’t a business’s only option…
Thankfully, alternatives to bottled water systems are available to businesses who want to provide better tasting water to their employees. Water purification systems, like those offered by Pure Water Technology®, do not create plastic waste and they deliver water that’s better-tasting and free of contaminants and impurities. Plus, they often end up saving businesses money over what they were spending on bottled water systems.
If you’re concerned about the possible negative health effects from BPA in water cooler bottles and the adverse impact plastic bottles have on our environment, talk with us. We’d be happy to give you a free trial of our workplace drinking water solution that provides superior water – and peace of mind.
- Bisphenol A (BPA): Use in Food Contact Application via U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Plastic Garbage in Oceans: Understanding Marine Pollution from Microplastic Particles via ScienceDaily®
- Bottled Water is Wasteful via The Water Project