For every 15 litres of bottled water transported to the UK from France, a litre of diesel is used, says Joanna Yarrow in her book How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint!
Every time I hear yet another chilling story about how bottled water is mangling the planet, I remember to boil my own tap water, fill up a pretty bottle with it, and carry it around. Bottled water with all those fancy advertisements and promotions on tv programmes like Friends, costs up to 10,000 as much as tap water. Besides several studies with all brands have shown in many countries that they are made with municipal water, from unsanitary waters, and have been found to contain pesticides and other unhealthy ingredients.
In the US 30 million plastic water bottles are thrown away each day. UK pubs throw away 600,000 tonnes of glass bottles every year, says this writer who asks you to drink draught beer to avoid adding to this dreadful waste!
Using a mug at work twice a day rather than disposable cups will avoid emitting around 60 kg of CO2 a year!