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Tapped: The Bottled Water Industry

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29 Billion Single Serve Bottles Every Year

This is a trailer for "Tapped", the award winning documentary about the bottled water industry. A very satisfying and alarming synopsis on it's own, this clip tells us that Americans buy 29 billion single serve bottles of water every year. That requires 18 million barrels of oil for transport, and it's growing every year.

The film is available at, and the text below gives more info about this urgently needed documentary.

From the website:

"Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig's debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.

From the producers of "Who Killed The Electric Car?" and "IOUSA", this timely documentary is a behind the scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought never to become a commodity: our water.

From the plastic production to the ocean in which so many of these bottles end up, this inspiring documentary trails the path of the bottled water industry and the communities which were the unwitting chips on the table. A powerful portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry, this revelatory film features those caught at the intersection of big business and the public's right to water."

Let's support films like this and show them to everyone we know!

--Bibi Farber