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Organic Water – Bride Revisited

So, that pesky issue of ‘organic water’ has arisen again.  Yesterday, I was asked my thoughts about whether or not I think Fiji water is the closest thing to ‘organic water’.  My initial response was that basically anytime you put water in a plastic bottle and ship it across the country, you’ve pretty much lost the organic properties that were originally in the so-called pristine water.  After I answered that question, I decided to return to my ‘organic water’ research to see if I could find anything new. I came across a video that basically confirmed my initial response.  The video was by one of my favorite people – Annie Leonard.  I’ve posted her “Story of Stuff” and “The Story of Cosmetics” video on my facebook page before, and was pleasantly surprised to see she also had a video on bottled water.  Take a few minutes to watch her video titled “The Story of Bottled Water”. 

 

 

When I was in undergrad school, I took a class called “Great Lakes and Water Resources”.  I LOVED that class.  When I look back, maybe I should have changed my major because I was really engaged in that class even though it was one of my final classes that I really didn’t need to do well in.  In that class, I wrote a paper about Bottle Water and how tap water is often a better resource than bottled water.  That was back in 1993.  Here we are in 2010, just now catching on to what we were drinking and what we were doing to the environment. 

Do I have an “AHA!” solution to ‘organic water’? Maybe – most of the research I’ve done has pointed to drinking/using distilled water.  Distilled water is water that has been taken down to it’s core elements of H2O, so it should be devoid of any of the ‘extras’ that come along with pollution and plastic bottles.  I haven’t found the exact information I’m looking for yet, but one thing is for certain is we shouldn’t be falling for the lies the bottled water industry tells us.  It’s not necessarily the cleanest or most environmentally friendly choice.

What do I do?  I carry a bpa free water bottle with me just about everywhere I go.  It’s a 32 oz. bottle that I TRY to refill at least twice a day.  Right now, I’m using filtered water from my Brita and water from the water fountain at work.  The next time I go to the store, I will investigate the distilled water choices. In the meantime, I try my best not to buy bottled water, but sometimes, when I’m in a pinch, I will admit that I do pick up a bottle of water…but I try not to be in a pinch too often. 🙂

So, plan ahead, drink water, but buy a refillable water bottle – for earth’s sake!

Watch the video and tell me what your thoughts are!

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August 31st, 2010
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