This ad for water caught my attention because of the big letters “Born Better”. At first I thought it was some sort of new, better for the environment, bottle — especially with all the news about plastic trash (including many plastic water bottles) harming our oceans.
Reading further, I find the ad had nothing to do with the bottle or container, and was about the water itself…which is 100% Natural.
Really? Water is 100% Natural?
This ad looks so healthy — the white clouds, blue sky, water and green grass.
But we have to be mindful of what is being sold to us here. That is, that their particular water is “100% Natural” — “Born Better”.
Guess what…water from our faucet is 100% natural too…and if you want to take the extra step to put your water through water filtering systems or pitchers, it is still 100% natural.
If we are sold on a belief that this bottled water is somehow more “natural” or better for us than our tap water, does that make us feel compelled to buy water in a plastic bottle? Which then results in even more plastic trash in our landfills because few plastic water bottles actually end up being recycled. Worse, when bottles are not disposed of properly, they may end up being washed out to sea.
We are doing our best to bring our own reusable water bottles with us and to reduce drinking water from plastic bottles. Sometimes I forget and don’t have a choice but to buy single use, plastic bottled water (and then we recycle!).
If you are as busy as our household is, it is best to have a few reusable water bottles at the ready —- we have several for each family member.
Here are websites to visit if you would like to learn more about the problem of plastic trash in our oceans — and what we can do:
And let me know what you think of this ad.