The (bottled) water trap we got ourselves into

water

Big companies are stealing our water and selling it back to us. And we’re letting them. How did we come to this?

Today’s news that mega-company Nestle gets free water from British Columbia and makes billions after bottling it shouldn’t come as a surprise. This happens everywhere and every day, and we’re allowing it.

Bottled water is convenient, yes. But it should be used only for emergencies or when truly needed. We’ve become addicted to the concept of drinking water from a bottle. This is wrecking our environment, damaging our health and distorting our relationship with one of the basic elements of nature.

At the very least, we should make those who profit from our water pay for it.

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