BOTTLEMANIA: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Journalist Royte (Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash, 2005, etc.) traces bottled-water production and the origins of other sources of potable water.The author begins in Fryeburg, Maine, where citizens are engaged in a battle with Poland Spring over the company's water-bottling practices. Such battles are being fought across the country, many against Nestlé (which also owns Deer Park, Ice ... Read full review

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

Good backstory of how one of life's basic resources is precious and how we get the pure stuff. Either through the tap or in some cases from expensive bottles. The author did an extensive amount of ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Royte's in-depth look at water and the water industry is eye-opening and interesting. It also makes me glad to live in an area served by Portland's Bull Run reservoir. Royte leaves us with no answers ... Read full review

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

The author writes in a lively and easy style. She examines the bottled water industry, how it got to be a fashion statement to drink bottled water, and how it became so much more, where many people ... Read full review

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User Review  - lindap69 - LibraryThing

city water is safe and a necessary item to be supported; bottled water is only necessary if you buy into the ads of the major corporations and there really is nothing green about the carbon footprint of the water-bottling companies Read full review

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User Review  - TCWriter - LibraryThing

Royte's book is fascinating - a global view of drinking water issues set against the backdrop of a tiny Maine town fighting the attentions of a Swiss-based multinational with a reputation for ... Read full review

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User Review  - justpeachy - LibraryThing

This book is an eye-opening look into the bottled water industry and how most people have huge misconceptions about the bottled water they drink. What most people don't realize is that in the U.S. 89 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Sort of rambling and never makes a coherent point. Read full review

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