TAPPED THE DOCUMENTARY

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 HELLO AND HAPPY THURSDAY!!

 

I had the pleasure of watching this documentary the other night and was truly impressed and saddened at the same time as being a college student sometimes I forget my water bottle and I have to opt for the everyday water bottle so I don’t pass out during lecture. What I didn’t realize is the magnitude of my actions as our choices for water really dictate much more than just pollution in the ocean and the accumulation of them in landfills. 

I apologize for the length, but when I love something, its hard to not share all the information as it all seems so vital and significant to gauge the severity of the situation. 

 

 

YOU CAN WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:

  

ABOUT TAPPED

 

Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. The documentary is well structured and presents an overwhelming amount of evidence which will change the way anyone thinks about bottled and municipal water.

Both the “manufacture” of the water itself, and also where the bottles come from, where they go after use and how they influence our lives while they’re with us. The willful absence of major companies such as Coke, Pepsi and Nestle is extremely telling in light of all the material presented.

One can only hope that the small voice of this film will be heard over the huge booming commercial machine that these and other companies represent in the popular media. If you haven’t seen this movie, simply watch it. It’s that good and the information is something everyone should know.

 

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CRAZY BOTTLED WATER FACTS: 

 

BY 2030 2/3 OF THE COUNTRY WILL BE LACKING WATER REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU LIVE

 

IN 2007 29 BILLION PEOPLE BOUGHT BOTTLED WATER

 

NESTLE WHICH OWNS POLAND SPRINGS WATER DOMINATES THE WATER BOTTLE INDUSTRY

 

75% of the earths surface is covered with water and only 7% is drinkable

 

world water market value is $800 billion dollars 

 

NESTLE PULLS OUT THE WATER FOR FREE AND SELLS IT AT A HIGH PROFIT WHEN IT COSTS A MERE 6 TO 7 CENTS PER GALLON

 

 
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DID YOU KNOW THAT WHEN THERE ARE LOCAL DROUGHTS THAT YOU WILL GO WITHOUT WATER BEFORE THE BOHEMOTH SIZE COMPANIES WHO TAKE OUR WATER WILL?! 

 

In a town in Maine the people were without water for nearly a day in a half during a drought while nestle did not go without  

 

water is a necessary human right , necessary for survival in life

 

“Nestle, Coke and Pepsi, take tons of water from the earh, bottle it ship it and sell it for 19x the cost”

 

ITS ABOUT THE CONTROL AND OWNERSHIP OF WATER

 

Did you know that in 2007 there was over 35 states that suffered a drought, its imperative that we preserve fresh water supplies

 

in south Carolina there were severe droughts reported and Pepsi was still driving over 300 million gallons of water a day when water was scarce. You would think it would be common sense to put a temporary halt on their water production, but they didn’t

 

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They go on to discuss the droughts in Georgia and how they put holds on how much you can use, which I know to be true as I’m an Atlanta native. Lake Lanier is pictured and the site is very grim and clearly shows how the water levels have gone down so significantly.

I remember you couldn’t water your lawn or wash your car without being fined, but I never realized the gravity of the situation

 

until now..

 

Coco cola is stationed in Georgia and they continue to use over 118 million gallons of water while civilians  can’t even water their lawn.. how is that right?!

My grandfather who passed away in 2009 worked for Coca Cola for over 30 years and this is so disheartening to hear, but I believe it.

 

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In addition to water shortage the amount of trash from the bottles is polluting our lakes and rivers

 

IN A NUTSHELL THEY ARE TAKING OUR WATER AND POLLUTING OUR EARTH

 

THEY DON’T SEE THE WATER SUPPLY AS A FUNDAMENTAL PART OF LIFE, BUT AS ONLY A PROFIT 

 

OUR WATERS AND LAKES ARE EXTREMELY THREATENED AND WE ARE NOT PROTECTING THEM

 

What I found to be amusing and typical for the Southern culture is that they bring in the governor of Georgia to bring people together to pray for rain in Georgia when there was a drought, while they let these companies take our supply..

OUR GOVERNMENT IS FOR SALE, EVERYTHING IS ON THE VERGE OF BEING AUCTIONED OFF.. 

 

POLLUTION FACTS: 

 

OF THE 80 MILLION BOTTLES CONSUMED 30 MILLION WILL END UP IN LANDFILLS AND ONLY 20% ARE RECYCLED

50% of people don’t even have curb side recycling

At the rate we are consuming bottled water, their isn’t enough recycling capacity

What’s quite frightening and moving is that they take a boat out to the middle of the ocean and test the water to find that there is more plastic in the water than plankton

In 1999 they found 6x more plastic than plankton, today there is 40x more plastic which turns into soup and are poisons to millions and millions of fish

 

 

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Do we need to keep polluting our planet and wasting our money as a consumer?!

 

THE FACTS:

 

did you know that brands use the terminology PURE to imply that tap water is not

DID YOU KNOW THAT 40% OF BOTTLED WATER IS JUST TAP

Did you know that DASANI WATER or AQUAFINA is just TAP WATER 

despite the mountain range on the AQUAFINA package the water isn’t even from mountains, but it says it is public water on the bottle

 

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Most beverage bottles are packaged in PET BOTTLES which is  a clear liquid refined in crude oil 

80% PET ends up in nestle coke or beverage containers – its in the benzene family and causes cancer

 

WHILE THEY ARE RAKING IN THE DOUGH WE ARE DYING

 

Did you know that you’re contributing to global warming by purchasing bottled water?! The refineries which manufacture the plastic bottles significantly pollute the air and most of the PET chemical plants have major leaks and it pollutes the waters.

 

 plastic water bottle making requires around 1700 million gallons of gas 

 

When you buy a bottle of water you don’t think about the effects that these refineries have on the people subjected to that environment. They interviewed tons of people claiming to be sick with a myriad of illnesses due to the refineries and the levels of air pollutions.

People exposed to this air have an increased risks of birth defects and are 85% higher in corpus Christie Texas then anywhere else as the leading manufacturer of plastic bottles is there

 

DID YOU KNOW:

tap water is regulated bottled water is not

if its produced let’s say in Maine and sold in Maine, than its not examined as its in state and the FDA CAN’T REGULATE IT

(True story, I’ve taken a class with a member of the FDA)

most water bottles are sold in state and they do their own testing, which is done within the company

BOTTLE WATER TESTS DON’T HAVE TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO ANYONE AND CAN BE HIDDEN FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Tap water is constantly being tested and regulated under the environmental protection agency – protected 300 times a month- who are you going to go with – half a person saying this water is clean or our tap water?!

 

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There is virtually no testing, found everything from arsenic, leaching of plastic bottles, to contaminates..

 

In an independent test they sent 7 different bottles of water to be tested and they found, chloride, benzene, butadiene, toluene which is a constituent in gasoline and paint thinners and is a neurotoxin agent linked to negative reproductive outcomes

styrene was also found which is a cancer causing agent can cause reproductive effects 

phthalates which has been found can cause dysfunction in the fetus and rep outcomes for males and females

 

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THINK A 5 GALLON JUG IS SAFER?!

 

5 gallon  jugs have  bis-phenol (BPA) plastic that  is made from p0lycarbonate which leaches and gets into the water

Did you know that this is one of the most potent toxic chemicals known to man?!

Where is BPA?!

in sports bottles, water bottles, and even baby bottles

What does BPA do?!

BPA – acts as an estrogen in low doses

they say the dose makes the poison, but that isn’t true for any hormone

 

When tested on rats it severely damaged every part of the mice reporductive system

 

BPA IS RELATED TO PROSTATE CANCER BREAST, DIABETES, LIVER DISEASE, OVARIAN DISEASE DISEASE OF UTERUS SPERM COUNT PROBLEMS AND TONS OF OTHER ILLNESSES

 

“BPA IS THE POSTER CHILD CHEMICAL THAT IS GOING TO DISMANTLE THE ENTIRE REG PROCESSES AND DEMAND A REANALYSIS OF ALL CHEMICALS”

 

 

 

At the closing of the film, they play this song

which I love.. 

 

 

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FOR A LIST OF THE TOP 5 BPA WATER BOTTLE BRANDS CLICK HERE 

 

 

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We all need water to survive, but make the choice to choose BPA and PET free bottles that you can reuse again and again

 

Take responsibility for your health and the environment

 

skip the bottles and stop paying money for something we should all have for free

 

There needs to be a voice for the community to enhance and preserve the environment

 

WE HAVE TO WAGE THIS FIGHT

WILL YOU BE THAT VOICE

 

 

 

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I’m Gabrielle, the founder & creator of Eatdrinkshrink.com. I established this website in May of 2012 to share my experience and knowledge as I pursue a career in the field of nutrition. I currently hold a BS in Nutrition & Dietetics from NYU and MS in Nutrition & Health Sciences.

 

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1 Comment

  1. Today I watched the movie, Tapped and I Am appalled at all of the harm that the bottle water industry is doing to the general public. I Would like to know if there is organization that gets together to discuss these issues.

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