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In this excerpt from the television program 20/20, five costly bottled-water brands are compared to New York City tap water. Lab tests showed no difference in bacteria levels and random taste tests reveal the most costly brand-name was judged the worst tasking! The program explores why consumers are being seduced to purchase a product that they can get for nothing, especially when the plastic bottles produce so much waste.
This video could be used as an introduction to sustainable consumption as it relates to the science and social studies curriculum. It could also be used as a means to generate discussion about the roles that humans have as stewards of the planet, and to also promote a science class dicussion of the pros and cons of using bottled water.
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