What’s up with Americans and bottled water?
29 Sep 2021
What’s up with Americans and bottled water?

As Americans’ dependence on bottled water continues, more people are questioning the conditions that fuel sales and the environmental implications of so much single-use plastic. If water flows at the turn of a handle in most homes in the US, why is bottled H2O so widely consumed?

Alexis McGivern

Alexis McGivern holds an MPhil from the Oxford School of Geography and the Environment and is a researcher with the Plastic Pollution Emissions Working Group, an interdisciplinary and international group of scientists researching plastic pollution. She is a co-founder of 26,000 Climate Conversations and author of the blog No Plastic Please.

Christopher Weimanis

Christopher Weiman is an environmental engineer based in Denver, Colorado, with a focus on water toxicology and remediation.

Meleah Moore

Meleah Moore is a Brooklyn-based writer, photographer, and communications consultant for social enterprises. She holds a degree in sustainable development from the University of St Andrews.