Tapped documents how the bottle water industry is wreaking havoc on the environment and examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.
Bottled water doesn’t just come from your grocery store. It comes from small towns across America where citizens argue their way of life and ecosystem have been disrupted as a result of corporations coming in and claiming ownership of the public’s water supply. With only 20% of bottled water containers recycled in the U.S., every day Americans dump 30 million single-serve plastic water bottles into landfills.
Because of America’s poor recycling rate, much of our plastic ends up in the Pacific Ocean. Specifically in an area known as Plastic Stew – an area twice the size of Texas where the ratio of plastic to plankton is 46:1. “Tapped” highlights how everyday heroes have taken on the fight for our most precious resource – water.