Green Bottled Water?

Green Bottled Water?

Jen DeRose
Nov 18, 2008

Can bottled water be green?

Icelandic Glacial claims to be the world's first certified carbon-neutral bottled water. We're addicted to our tap filter and Sigg, but there are times when we're out and about, thirsty, and do wind up purchasing a bottle of H20.

So is this water really green?

The plant is powered entirely on hydro-electric power, which we love. However, other green factors cited include that the plastic bottle can be recycled and that because Iceland imports most products, the bottled water that is exported takes advantage of what would otherwise be empty cargo slots.

What do you think?

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