Bottled water has become a fad! It's no longer being used just for emergency situations, and for times when regular drinking water resources are inaccessible. Bottled water is now being used as a replacement for using a thermos of water, a drinking fountain, or using municipal tap water in homes. Bottling companies have somehow managed to convince consumers to pay high prices for water that is often the same water available from municipal water plants. There are times when bottled water is appropriate (e.g. - during natural disasters, or if you don't have a safe water source, etc.). However, for many, the use of bottled water is an unnecessary waste of energy for bottling, transportation of the bottled water, and the production of the plastic bottles ... many of which never get recycled.
Pledge to use bottled water responsibly, and help to reduce the impact on the environment.