The Story of Bottled Water

Themes: Climate Justice, Environment

The Story of Bottled Water is about manufactured demand — how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap.

Over five minutes long, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.


Climate Justice More Resources Ad | Zinn Education ProjectThe production partners on the bottled water film include five leading sustainability groups: Corporate Accountability InternationalEnvironmental Working GroupFood & Water WatchPacific Institute, and the Polaris Institute.

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