The availability of bottled water is undoubtedly one of the most convenient and essential part of most of peoples lives. This convenience comes at a very high price so consuming bottled water is a responsibility shared by anyone drinking this product and it is a product. Soft drink beverage manufacturers and non soft drink manufactures make billions of dollars of revenue from bottled water and it is a great product. The costs are real, obtaining the water, some water sources are from underground aquifers which become depleted and are not sustainable or renewable and other water sources. The carbon factor of transporting the water, packaging of the water, the most commonly used water bottled container is polyethylene terephthalate (PET) which is derived from crude oil. Then shipping the completed finished product to market and providing the consumer the convenience of bottled water. Now comes even more responsibility the disposal of the bottle water container, out of sight out of mind. Nine out of ten water bottles end up in landfills over 30 million containers roughly a day and over a thousand years to biodegrade and this is only the United States not factoring in the world, big responsibly consuming bottled water. Some countries and cities do a great job recycling some don’t but it still is the consumer who has to decide is the price of bottle water worth the price. Supply and demand drives and moves all markets. Surprisingly for the most part city or municipality water is very drinkable they are regulated vigorously. Manufactures are motivated by profit and respond to financial vested interest and what the consumer will and will not buy, big bucks at stake. Investigate the source of the water, contacting the manufactures consumer division, let them know your concerns and ask what type of water bottle container is used they won’t ignore you. Find out if where you live, how the bottled water container is recycled or disposed of, you might be pleasantly or unpleasantly surprised. If you think this a small thing to do, it is not it is big. You can always filter your tap water and when you need the convenience of bottled water buy it, use it only when you need the convenience. Sooner or later the manufacturer will rethink what type of bottled water container they should be using, but you have to tell them you want change and they will do it, too much money at stake not to mention planet Earth. Get on the WWW and find out for yourself what is what, not only drinking responsibly H2O…this is environmentally sound and Earth friendly.