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The Story of Bottled Water
Alex Steffen, 22 Mar 10

A lot of us had criticisms of Annie Leonard's last video, the disappointing and misleading Story of Cap and Trade. Now Annie's back, with a much better effort, The Story of Bottled Water:

I totally enjoyed this (admittedly, I'm a huge geek on this stuff). I'd love to see Annie and Free Range take on a target that's less obvious, though, and perhaps even something that cuts against the grain: say, taking on the idea of green cars and questioning how much progress we've actually made; or, better yet, challenging the idea of light green shopping as something that actually makes much of a difference.

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Global warming is happening may be slowly and steadily.It is a process in the creation of the Universe from hot to cool and slowly,and very slowly reversing from cold to hot again, may be in abillion years.It is not due to the man made very minimal contribution in total to an entire world.That is my humble opinion.


Posted by: Aleyamma George on 24 Mar 10

Global warming is happening may be slowly and steadily.It is a process in the creation of the Universe from hot to cool and slowly,and very slowly reversing from cold to hot again, may be in abillion years.It is not due to the man made very minimal contribution in total to an entire world.That is my humble opinion.


Posted by: Aleyamma George on 24 Mar 10

Yes - good to see a return to form after the poor "Cap and Trade" video. I agree that Bottled Water is as big a menace as Annie makes out, but this one is that it misses the point that many of us don't like tap-water because of the Chlorine and Flouride in it. Rather than the likely futile exercise to push back to tap water, I think it would be more appropriate to push people to choose filtered tap-water, much cheaper than bottled, and better tasting than regular tap. When I'm in Australia of course I drink filtered rain-water, best of all choices - something the US doesn't really seem to have caught up to yet.


Posted by: Mitra Ardron on 24 Mar 10

A very engaging presentation of a significant problem.


Posted by: Karin on 25 Mar 10

I think the video does a good job of covering one half of the problem, but it completely ignores the other half. A huge problem with bottled water is the water itself. The water that gets bottled and shipped comes from aquifers in economically depressed communities who can't defend their water rights. It is pumped out of the system at hundreds of gallons a minute and shipped out of the local watershed, destroying entire communities, drying out wells, and dooming the local water cycle permanently.

Google "michigan citizens nestle," and check out the documentary, "flow" (available for free online. There is a lot more wrong with bottled water than the bottles and coercive marketing, although they are significant threats. The worst threat comes from the privatization and comoditization of water itself.


Posted by: aeschylus on 26 Mar 10

I also agree that it's a system in crisis, and that we should stop trashing the environment. Yeah, it's funny that people are paying for Fiji's water bottles when they are of lower quality.. funny and a little sad of course (it reminded me that some products like the electric griddle are usually of higher quality when they are produced in the USA or another country that is not China). Anyway, good job with the video here.


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Posted by: Taun on 7 Sep 10

Global warming is happening may be slowly and steadily.It is a process in the creation of the Universe from hot to cool and slowly,and very slowly reversing from cold to hot again, may be in abillion years.It is not due to the man made very minimal contribution in total to an entire world.That is my humble opinion.
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Posted by: Tom Pauker on 21 Sep 10

This is really funny, Annie Leonard's is a genius to be honest if you ask my opinion. The illustrations while not exactly the best artwork i've ever seen, look pretty cool and work well with the overall presentation of the video. Keep up the good work Ms Leonard!

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Posted by: John117 on 23 Sep 10

fascinating video, bottled water is just by its reputation assumed to be far superior to tap. In fact I used to sell bottled water it was one of my highest profit items, but I alwasy assumed my customers we're getting a good product for there money, this video sure was an eye opener.

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Posted by: cheilitis on 6 Oct 10

I really agreed with some points but also really disagreed with others. It seems to me that Annie Leonard and The Story of Stuff mainly is a warning against consumerism. This is bad and good at the same time in my opinion, because it’s good because there were some very valid points but it’s bad because some parts sounded almost like extremism!

Now don't get me wrong Annie is on the right track really and in the end these videos are designed to cause change but perhaps it'd be better to tone them down a little!

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Posted by: John on 12 Oct 10

In a country that serves up bottle water like its going out of style, this really hits home. As fresh and drinking water become more and more scarce, there needs to be more outreach programs and tv commercials stressing the importance of water conservation. I remember the days of no bottled water and they really are not that bad or far away. The University of Florida is one of the leading institutions of research on this topic.


Posted by: Karen on 1 Nov 10

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