Coke and Pepsi Fear Bottled Water Backlash

Well, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are tanking, the USA owes a supertanker fleet-load of Benjamins to China, The House That Ruth Built is coming down, and A-Rod and C-Rod are splitting up. So is there any good news?

You bet! Coke and Pepsi fear a bottled water backlash. Read Anthony Mirhaydari's story here.

Looks like some consumers have finally discovered that gasoline is cheaper than most bottled water.  

And the Swiss have found that the environmental impact of bottled water is 90 to 1000+ times greater than that of tap water. Download the report:

Download bottled_water_impact_lca.pdf

Life is good.

"When the people take to reasoning, all is lost." -- Voltaire

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