On Bottled Water

I think this graphic illustrates Craig’s last Just One Thing Challenge.


Hat tip to Gear Junkie’s Daily Dose blog via GT.

Dr. M (1720 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

4 comments on “On Bottled Water
  1. I’ve seen CO2 emission figures for a single plastic bottle ranging from 40 to 300 grams (to say nothing of what is produced by transporting it to market and to landfills) so the CO2 figure in the graphic seems low.

  2. The whole western bottled water fad is nothing but a bloody con driven by the ‘we need 8 glasses of water a day’ Yeah, right! I challenge anyone to give me scientific proof of that. Perhaps we should start a letter writing campaign to the companies driving this. A simple one word note would suffice….BULLSHIT!

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