Kim Kardashian showed off a refrigerator full of Voss bottled water on Instagram Live, Gwyneth Paltrow is a brand ambassador for alkaline water brand Flow, and back in the early 00s, Paris Hilton was photographed partying with a bottle of $44 Bling H2O.
And the rest of us ordinary people? Well, we all drink bottled water from time to time too. It’s just so convenient! And for some of us, a necessity.
Whether you live in an area where water is delivered by the gallons-load because the tap water is undrinkable, occasionally grab a bottle at the gym, or like a fancy bottle of fizzy San Pellegrino when you’re having a meal out, it’s unlikely that bottled water is a foreign concept.
And yes, plastic bottles are environmentally problematic, but recycled bottles, glass bottles, and even cans and cardboard containers or water are becoming pretty en vogue.
However you enjoy bottled water, and however often you consume it, you’ve probably wondered from time to time, "where does bottled water come from?", "what’s different about bottled water?" or even, "is bottled water better than tap water?"
Let’s dig into all that and more as we find out 21 amazing facts about bottled water.
Who’d have thought that bottled water could be so weird and interesting?
It seems like maybe trying to buy fewer plastic bottles might be a good idea, but also… well… the world needs water. So if you’ve got a hankering to do some investing, you might be quids in with H2O.
For your own personal water consumption, it’s interesting to note that most bottled water won’t be any better (or any different) to water that you filter at home, whether you use a decent filter pitcher or a top of the range reverse osmosis system.