Boing Boing: What it takes to bring you Fiji water
That is not the only environmental cost embedded in each bottle of Fiji Water. The Fiji Water plant is a state-of-the-art facility that runs 24 hours a day. That means it requires an uninterrupted supply of electricity–something the local utility structure cannot support. So the factory supplies its own electricity, with three big generators running on diesel fuel. The water may come from “one of the last pristine ecosystems on earth,” as some of the labels say, but out back of the bottling plant is a less pristine ecosystem veiled with a diesel haze (…) Fiji Water produces more than a million bottles a day, while more than half the people in Fiji do not have reliable drinking water.
Evian is much better than Fiji anyway.
I use filtered tap (from my well) water. Tastes fine and there is no plastic to recycle…
Thanks for sharing that. I didn’t know. I am (or was) a fan of Fiji… It would be my choice of water whenever my handy Sigg bottle filled with Brita filtered water wasn’t handy. (I hope you’re not going to reveal dastardly details about Brita now.)
Shoot, that is the yummiest water I’ve ever tasted.