Why you should be wary of buy­ing min­eral wa­ter

World of Knowledge (Australia) - - World Events -

There are hun­dreds of brands of min­eral wa­ter avail­able to buy in Aus­tralia – and all of them are safe to drink. But if you want to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment and the peo­ple at the source when you buy, it’s best to follow these guide­lines. 1. The wa­ter should come from a lo­cal source: the fur­ther it has been trans­ported, the higher the car­bon foot­print. Evian, for ex­am­ple, trans­ports its bot­tles thou­sands of kilo­me­tres from France, while Mount Franklin wa­ter comes from Aus­tralia. 2. Re­us­able bot­tles are bet­ter than one-use bot­tles. Glass is less dam­ag­ing to the en­vi­ron­ment than plas­tic as it is eas­ier to re­cy­cle, say pack­ag­ing ex­perts. 3. Drink tap wa­ter where pos­si­ble.

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