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3 days to Earth Day! Green tip #8: Lose the bottled water

April 19, 2010

Bottled water is more expensive than tap water and has a greater environmental impact. Consider getting a water filter, and you can save more than a thousand dollars a year. In blind taste tests, many people can't tell the difference. Plus, studies show that bottled water is not any healthier then tap water.

Fossil fuels are needed to make the containers that most bottled water comes in. It takes more than 30 million barrels of oil a year to make the plastic for the world's bottled water – enough to keep almost two million cars running for the same period of time.

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