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A pile of plastic.

Imagine paying for something so valuable that its packaging costs 400 times more than the product.

The product of course is water, which costs under a cent per litre from the tap or up to $4 per litre when bottled.

The huge price difference isn’t because its better, in fact bottled water is classified as packaged food and is usually 25 percent tap water anyway.

It isn’t subjected to the same stringent tests as tap water, which is analysed, pH balanced and has many essential and beneficial minerals.

Australia’s tap water is some of the best in the world.

Apart from the price, bottled water is bad for the environment.  Bottles, lids and plastics consume 3 litres of water in production and 80 percent of the packaging ends up in landfill.

When it breaks down (over 450 years) it creates microplastic that enters the waterways and make its way into our rivers and oceans.

Scientists estimate that there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050.

With Australians spending more than $736 million a year on bottled water and generating more than a million plastic bottles every day, it makes sense to Choose Tap.

Keep your eye out for the Water Wagon at Council events where you can refill your water bottle for free!

To find more information, please visit the Choose tap website.