Bottlemania: exploring the culture of bottled water

In a follow-up to her popular dive into America’s landfills, Garbage Land, enviromental author Elizabeth Royte explores America’s obsession with bottled water. Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It , examines the rise of Poland Springs and other major bottled water companies in America.

“In a journalistic and often humorous manner, she recounts her travels to natural springs and the towns torn apart by their presence and her meetings with water executives and hydrogeologists while discussing the modern implications of the bottle vs. the tap.” — Jaime Hammond, Library Journal

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New York Times Sunday Book Review: Tapped Out

Elizabeth Royte asks why Americans spend billions onbottled water when they can guzzle tap water for next to nothing.

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