Britain’s love affair with bottled water

Leading academic brands industry a “scam” as campaigners condemn our growing thirst for bottled water.

The UK bottled water industry releases 350,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.
One of Britain’s leading authorities on water supplies has branded the bottled water industry a scam, backing campaigners’ claims of wasted millions and environmental pollution at a time when tap water standards have never been higher.

Professor Paul Younger, Rankine Chair of Engineering at Glasgow University, has highlighted growing fears that our increasing consumption of bottled water is damaging the environment while raising huge profits for the big brands, despite Britain having one of the best mains water supplies in the world.

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