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There is bottled water without flavour and carbon dioxide in it. Still sold with images of mountains. It doesn't taste any different from tap water -- because it is tap water.

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by DoDo on Wed Aug 5th, 2009 at 02:20:44 PM EST
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They don't sell that stuff in Sweden. Buying that is a bit like gambling, ie a tax on stupidity.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Wed Aug 5th, 2009 at 02:23:44 PM EST
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There are places where tap water is very hard or has an unpleasant taste.

There is also bottled uncarbonated spring water with particular mineralisation properties and a good taste.

And then there is Coca Cola's bottled water:

Soft drink giant Coca-Cola has admitted it is selling purified tap water in a bottle.

It says the source for its new Dasani bottled water is the mains supply at its factory in Kent.

The company says Dasani is "as pure as bottled water gets" due to a "highly sophisticated purification process".



The peak-to-trough part of the business cycle is an outlier. Carnot would have died laughing.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 5th, 2009 at 03:29:17 PM EST
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Actually it is sold, I have bought it. And it is simply (preferably cold) tap water on bottle.

I would say that it is sold because of location, convenience and lack of publically accessible drinking water at some places.

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Aug 6th, 2009 at 04:12:14 AM EST
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The is a case to be made in favor of bottled water ... but only in vending machines. It gives an alternative to crappy, fattening sodas that are even worse for the environment, but worse for health. Let the industrialists make some money on bottled water there, or else they'll be pushing their carbohydrate drugs instead.

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by nicta (nico@altiva․fr) on Sat Aug 8th, 2009 at 09:02:59 PM EST
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