Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. The documentary is well structured and presents an overwhelming amount of evidence which will change the way anyone thinks about bottled and municipal water.
Both the “manufacture” of the water itself, and also where the bottles come from, where they go after use and how they influence our lives while they’re with us. The willful absence of major companies such as Coke, Pepsi and Nestle is extremely telling in light of all the material presented.
One can only hope that the small voice of this film will be heard over the huge booming commercial machine that these and other companies represent in the popular media. If you haven’t seen this movie, simply watch it. It’s that good and the information is something everyone should know.
This is the official description from the film’s website or IMDb page.
“Directed with gusto by Stephanie Soechtig, the film is part of a larger consumer advocacy and green initiative targeting bottled water.” – Glenn McDonald, NPR
“Tapped covers all of these points [bottled water not being as strongly regulated as tap water, bottled water requires more energy to bottle and ship than tap water, bottled water negatively impacts community water supplies, it gives control of a public resource to private companies, and the bottle itself lasts in the environment virtually forever] and even some that were new to me.” – Beth Terry, My Plastic Free Life
Watch the trailer here: