28 Dec '16, 3am

Why can't Singapore flip our water bottle habit?

The humble water bottle. Cheap and easy to get from any supermarket or convenience store, these bottles are a great way to escape from the heat while you’re on the go. However, this year, Singaporeans spent a total of $134 million dollars on bottled water , even though our tap water is way above the minimum standards set by World Health Organization and US Environmental Protection Agency. Many tests have also concluded that tap water in Singapore is no different from bottled water. If Singapore's water is portable, and we still spend so much money on bottled water, this begs the question: Why can't Singapore flip our water bottle habit? For one, it's much easier to buy bottles of water from the supermarket rather than bringing it from home. A standard 600ml bottle of water costs roughly a dollar. If you’d like more water, you can get it for only a few cents more; a 1.5 lit...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Our-Voice/Opinions/2016/12/Singapore...

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