Recommended Documentary: Tapped

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 investigates the unregulated and unseen industry that is bottled water. Industries are moving into neighborhoods, taking water, not paying taxes to said neighborhood, and selling there water across America and the world. The 2 big kickers – the water is only filtered tap water being sold for 1900 times the price of its bottled worth and America alone is making 30 billion one use plastic bottles a year. 80% of the PET manufactured in America is in Pepsi, Coke and Nestle’s water bottles – wow.

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.

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