The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day), employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows virtually free from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call for viewers to make a personal commitment to avoid bottled water and support public investment in clean, available tap water for all.
This is the official description from the short film’s website or IMDb page.
“Even if you were against bottled water before, this video will make you cringe at how wasteful bottling water in plastic can be.” – Bridgette Meinhold, Inhabit
“Like its predecessor, The Story of Bottled Water uses simple language and surprisingly charming stick figures to walk you through the perils of the bottled water economy.” – Madeline Ostrander, Yes! Magazine
Watch the trailer here: