Apparently the UK Government is comparing bottled water to cigarettes as an immoral cancer on society.
Drinking bottled water should be made as unfashionable as smoking, according to a government adviser.
"We have to make people think that it's unfashionable just as we have with smoking. We need a similar campaign to convince people that this is wrong," said Tim Lang, the Government's naural resources commissioner.
Bottled water generates up to 600 times more C02 than tap water
Phil Woolas, the environment minister, added that the amount of money spent on mineral water "borders on being morally unacceptable".
Their comments come as new research shows that drinking a bottle of water has the same impact on the environment as driving a car for a kilometre. Conservation groups and water providers have started a campaign against the £2 billion industry.
This is utter bollocks. Cigarettes kill and maim millions of people worldwide. I am not sure the same could be said of bottled water. I live in a hot place and from time to time I think it is reasonable to be able to buy some safe and cool refreshment. Are we supposed to drink Coke? Seems to me that the carbon footprint of flavoured water and fizzy water will be even higher.
Another one of those please move to a cave and stop living philosophies from our glorious leaders. Get back to your chauffeur driven carbon emitting limousine and leave us alone.