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  1. Richard Rider
    Richard Rider 19 May, 2015, 09:23

    Question: As a percent, how much CA water does the water bottling industry use? I’d guess it’s less than 1/100th of one percent.

    So to reduce that water “waste,” the silly cartoon would have us importing bottled water from other more water-filled states. Gee, I wonder how much that would cost in shipping? Would it come out of greedy bottling company profits, or be a “pass through” cost tacked on to the price for the consumer? How much pollution would this needless shipping create? How many CA jobs would be lost?

    Ignore the questions — just pass a feel-good bottled water law. CA needs more laws — ask any attorney!

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  2. S Moderation Douglas
    S Moderation Douglas 27 May, 2015, 18:52

    Another question: compared to a 12 oz. bottle of water, how much water does it take to produce 12 oz. of Coca Cola, AriZona Iced Tea, or Bud Light. Probably pretty close, but no one is complaining about the Bud Light.

    It appears to be an optics thing.

    It’s not just what goes into the bottle that matters.
    According to Coca-Cola representative Dora Wong, Coca-Cola bottling plants, which produce Dasani, use 1.63 liters of water for every liter of beverage produced in California,

    And it’s not just bottled water that “uses” water: “In order to satisfy the American market alone for toilet paper each year toilet paper manufacturers must use 473,587,500,000 gallons of water on an annual basis.”

    If California has “twelve percent of the nation’s population and uses twelve percent of the nation’s toilet paper, that’s 57 billion gallons of water…….for toilet paper.

    Lloyd Alter of the website treehugger.com reports that making a single roll of toilet paper requires 37 gallons of water…..for toilet paper.

    Where’s the outrage over that?

    Optics.

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