Do you buy bottled water?

United States
October 8, 2008 10:22pm CST
Bottled water is bad for the environment, but some people just hate the taste of tap water. I use one of those purifiers on my tap and the water tastes just fine - I save money and the environment. How about you?
7 responses
@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
9 Oct 08
I use both. I use filtered water at home and bottled water on the go. I do recycle the bottles. Did you know that coke has made t-shirts out of recycled bottles? You can't even tell by touching it. I saw some in a store with recycling graphics on them and read the imprinted tag about it. I thought it was neat.
• United States
9 Oct 08
I used to buy bottled water but now I use a britta filter. The initial start up cost of a britta however and the cost of having to buy a filter only every few months far out weighs the price of buying bottled water all the time. I love that I'm not using plastic, that I'm saving money and that I'm saving the environment buy avoiding bottled water.
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
9 Oct 08
Hello,Locke! I never buy bottled or packet water because I don't think it is pure water.There are so many fake companies who pack normal tape water in bottles and sale in the market and make money by cheating the consumers.Several cases had been detected earlier but such impure water bottles are yet being sold in the market.So it is better to drink filtered water of home for our safety.thanx.
@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
I would usually buy bottled water if I would go traveling and if I know that there won't be any easy source of drinking water especially when the destination is quite far. Other than that, if I really need to drink water and there are no other way to get clean drinking water aside from buying bottled water, I'd buy one as well.
@hmkoct5 (2067)
• United States
9 Oct 08
I really don't buy a lot of bottled water, but it we are out and really need something to hydrate us, we will buy bottled water. We always make sure we recycle the bottles though. I can't stand not recycling. I feel so guilty if I actually ever throw something recyclable away.
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
I do and then I reuse the bottles until I either lose or crush it.
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
It depends, when I'm on a travel i buy bottled water for drink, but when I'm at home or at work, i prefer tap water. Yeah it's better to buy a purifiers for tap waters it saves money and time.