First-world problem: water at 180,000% mark-up

Image: Lots of bottled water by Nrbelex, Wikipedia.

“Millions of unsuspecting customers are buying filtered tap water and boiled rainwater at massive mark-ups of more than 180,000 per cent. … Sydney Water boasts one of the world’s most advanced filtration systems. It sells water at $2.13 for 1000 litres but companies are selling it for about $2.50 for 600ml.” — Full article at News.com.au

I wish more people would get their heads out of their entitled bottoms and really look at the bigger picture:

“Bottled water produces up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year … that plastic requires up to 47 million gallons of oil per year to produce … [and] over 80 percent of plastic bottles are simply thrown away.” — Food and Water Watch via Mother Nature Network.

We are wasting resources when there is clearly no need to. And doing it in spite of those “… 1 billion people don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water.” — The Water Project.

(Image from Wikipedia)

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