Bottled Water is Dumb Math

Fiona Douglas-Hamilton | SEEC LLC


SUMMARY:  Fiona Douglas-Hamilton with SEEC LLC discusses the increasing appetite for bottled water globally and in the US. She evaluates this trend from an economic, environmental and ethical perspective.


BIO: Fiona Douglas-Hamilton is a green building professional, a licensed real estate instructor and principal of SEEC LLC, a real estate consulting, valuation and education firm located near Olympia, WA whose mission is to bring transparency for high performance homes to the market.  Since 2007, she has led the efforts in the Pacific Northwest to develop the framework to recognize and value green buildings and speaks regularly at the national level on this topic.


LINKS for learning:


The Story of Bottled Water: In this video Annie Leonard (creator of the Story of Stuff) explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call for viewers to make a personal commitment to avoid bottled water and support public investment in clean, available tap water for all.


Bottling Water Without Scrutiny describes how companies are tapping springs and aquifers in California with very little oversight.


This National Drinking Water Database provided by the Environmental Working Group talks about the contaminants found in tap water and rates cities aroudn the US that have the cleanest drinking water.


Hormone-Distrupting Chemical Detected in Bottled Water and Worrying Molecule Found in Bottled Water decribes the endoctrine distrupting chemicals found in bottle water that come from the plastic.


What You Didn't Know About Fiji Water uncovers the dark truth behond Fiji Water and provides alternative sources of water.


Bottled Water, Pure Water or Pure Hype a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council in 1999. This report describes different contaminants found in bottled water, the bottled water market, and why people drink bottled water.

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