Same as it ever was
The label on Aquafina water bottles will soon be changed to spell out that the drink comes from the same source as tap water, the brand’s owner PepsiCo said…
A group called Corporate Accountability International has been pressuring bottled water sellers to curb what it calls misleading marketing practices.
Aquafina is the single biggest bottled water brand, and its bottles are now labeled “P.W.S.” The new labels will spell out “public water source.”
See – there was nothing deceptive there. Doesn’t everybody know that “P.W.S.” stands for “public water source”?
Superb example of selling crap products, lying about the crap products, making profits out the wazoo — and absolutely no sanctions applied by any government body other than clarifying one of the lies.
4 thoughts on “AQUAFINA bottled water is tap water”
What is the big deal? People in general and Americans specifically are famous for buying crap and following fads. These are the same people that will complain about the price of gas going up by a dime and turn around and buy bottled water for the equivalent of $8 a gallon. America is truly the land of “a sucker born every minute”.
Ad: “Live for Once” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuGvJUc0ZPI Over 50 billion disposable water bottles are used per year in the U.S., however the recycling rate for plastic is only 23%, which means 38 billion water bottles – more than $1 billion worth of plastic – are thrown away each year. Also making the bottles to meet America’s demand for bottled water uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, which would be enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year or power 190,000 homes.
24 percent of bottled water sold in the U.S. is either Pepsi’s Aquafina (13 percent of the market) or Coke’s Dasani (11 percent of the market). Both brands are bottled, purified municipal water.
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