thrifty consumers spur tap water comeback
Recommended 64 ounces
Depending on the brand, it costs hundreds to thousands of dollars a year, and more people choose to drink water directly from the sink. The slumping U. S.
The economy may be realizing what environmental activists have been trying to do for years --
Get people weaned from disposable plastic bottles that are stylish, portable, healthy and safe and safer than the water on the tap.
Heather Kennedy, 33, an office administrator in Austin, Texas, said she used to drink a lot of bottled water, but now she is trying to drink only tap water. \"I feel that [bottled water]
She said in an email: \"This is a provocationmail.
\"It\'s not a better or healthier product than the water in my tap.
It\'s ridiculous to pay so much for this.
A bottle of polish spring water costs $4 a day.
According to the price of a CVS pharmacy in New York, the United States. Or $6. 36 in 20-
An ounce of Dasani. Buy half-
According to the rise of the cloud, $6. 76, please —
It adds up to thousands each year. Even a 24-pack of half-
The bottle of Costco Wholesale Company
97, will be consumed by one person within six days.
More than $400 a year.
But the water in the faucet?
Slightly less than 0.
According to a survey by the American Water plant association, water is worth 14 cents a day.
About 51 cents a year.
Bottled water for $16.
8B industry of USU. S.
Consumers spent $16.
According to the trade publication Beverage Digest, the price of bottled water in 2007 was 8 billion.
12 percentage points higher than the previous year.
But editor John Sicher says this is the slowest growth rate since the beginning of 1990. Coca-
Cola Enterprise Co. , Ltd.
Coca\'s biggest bottle makerCola Co.
The company recently lowered its forecast for the quarter, saying the weak North American economy is hurting sales of bottled water and soda --
The service size of an ounce that consumers have been buying at gas stations.
\"They\'re not going to walk in for $20.
\"An ounce of water,\" said William Pecoriello, a beverage analyst at Morgan Stanley . \".
Seasoning and \"fortified\" water like vitamin drinks are also eroding the market share of regular bottled water.
Pecoriello said that American concerns about the environment are also a factor because of opposition to the movement to use oil when making and transporting bottles, the concept of waste they create and pay for things that are basically free.
Tappening project to promote tap water in the United StatesS.
Clean, safe and environment friendly.
More friendly than bottled water, a new advertising campaign was launched on May Day.
Since last November, the company has also sold more than 200,000 reusable hard plastic and stainless steel bottles.
Some bottled water manufacturers, aware of consumer concerns, are trying to address the problem.
Nestle says half of it
Now there\'s an ecological bottle.
30 cents less plastic than a normal bottle, and other packaging is reduced.
Pepsi and Coca-Cola
Coke also reduces the amount of plastic used in bottles.
American City launch pro-
Many cities, including New York, have developed support
Some stopped providing disposable water bottles to government employees.
Five opened in Chicago.
On January, a US tax on plastic bottles was imposed.
San Francisco has stopped the delivery of the kettle for the office, but has installed filters and bottles
Less shopkeeper, no purchase order-
Provide bottles to city employees with municipal funds.
Tony Winnick, spokesman for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, said the city had cut the government\'s water budget by half to $250,000 a year.
He said, \"Oh no, I don\'t drink bottled water, I\'ll have tap water, and it\'s getting funky. \'\".