Friday, March 11, 2011

Bottled Water :(

I didn't know this stuff! And we drink bottled water like, ALL the time! Man!!

Can anybody think of any alternatives??? Please watch this 5 minute video and learn the harms of 'making a commodity out of the necessities of life!'


11 comments:

majworld said...

dats wat all the fmcg companies run on..making commodities our necessities..they go to a country, pay their graduates huge salaries and earn big money from the people using the above principle..dats y a hadith says that qanayat ikhtiar kro, agar ameer hona chahte ho tu..

Uni said...

@Majworld
Yes, true. But bottled water is too common:S. In fact, we heard that besides Nestle, nobody makes quality mineral water in Pakistan - so we (chaar-o-nachaar) get Nestle .. :(

I wonder what we should do about this..!

majworld said...

use water filter or boiled water instead of mineral water..u people get nestle for daily use water also :O ??

Uni said...

@Majworld
Actually, we use boiled water. But it doesn't prove to be enough, since there are frequent problems of sewage line mixing etc. So we supplement with mineral water.. kind of bring one 6-bottle pack, per week. Is tarhan.

majworld said...

in isb, they had built filter plants at many places. So, lot of people fill their water from them. But we had a water filter at home..but we started boiling water recently as the taste of water from that home filter was nt gud in recent times. nd unclean water is the source of more than half of the diseases in pak I guess.

Uni said...

Oh alright. Hope I get to find other alternatives soon...

Tauqeer said...

Drinking too much of a mineral water is also a problem in its own. It has unnatural ratio of minerals which leads to kidney related problems later in life.

Get a good water filter! convince your parents to invest in it, like those having three filters and an ionizer...

Tazeen said...

I enjoyed watching the video and I have to add that Nestle's just the same. In fact, the situation worser in Pakistan.

We have a simple solution for it at our place. We don't use bottled water. We boil it at home and take that water with us whenever we go outside.

Even water filters aren't effective because they do not kill germs. Only boiling water can do that.

Uni said...

@Tauqeer
Oh, I didn't know mineral water is that harmful - er, will definitely look into the filter option IA. But even I have heard that filters are germ-filled.

@Tazeen
Yeah I guess*glumly*
Yeah, boiled water is the answer - but woh poora hona chaheeyay nee.. :S

Tauqeer said...

In reality, the 'right' solution is water distillation...I have seen some fancy home-grade appliances which can do that for you. Not in Pakistan though, I have seen them at home-exhibition which was like 10-12 year back, and at that time it was priced like 50-60 thousand rupees.

And again, it will require 'heat' to operate, which comes from gas or electricity, another problem in our lovely country :D

Anyhow, just to put my thoughts on perspective, a small google search has shown following items:

1. http://www.aquatechnology.net/wholehouse1.html

2. http://www.aquatechnology.net/wholehouse2.html

3. http://www.aquatechnology.net/wholehouse3.html

I hope my comment won't go to spam :)

Uni said...

@Tauqeer
No it didn't go to spam of course. That's what I thought too - that if systems (good ones) are there, they won't be available or applicable in Pakistan.

I saw the links - they sound interesting. Am wondering whether steam distillation (and softening) really does the trick or not.

Thanks for the perspective, though.