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AquaFina Complaint - Flimsy Bottles - AquaFina Water

Review by Sally58 on 2009-08-27
I have been buying AquaFina Water for years and enjoy it very much, but I do not like the new bottles. They are thin, they dent easily. They are noisey to drink from, you would never want to take a bottle into a movie theater. I purchased a case at the grocery store, put it in my trunk and before I could get home two of the bottles punctured and leaked all over my trunk. When the bottles dent, they do not stand in a stable position, so they fall over on the coffee table, and the refrigerator. I am all for keeping the environment clean, but believe your good efforts have produced an inferior bottle. It is so irritating that I am considering purchasing another brand.
Comments:25 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-08-28
Posted by skelly39 on 2009-08-27:
The bottles in the 24 pack are still solid. By case, are you referring to the 12 pack?
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-08-27:
BA, chex!

Those bottles are literally filling landfills so that people can carry water around with them. Buy one of those cool little water containers..they don't crinkle, and you're doing the environment a huge favor.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-27:
Boki and Chex: (BA)

Get clue, Sally!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-27:
Plastic bottle manufacturers are now beginning to fabricate their bottles out of different plastics due to the ban on BPA that is being enacted by more and more states. Thus the differece in "toughness".
Posted by ejack053824 on 2009-08-27:
I agree with Chex! When I was growing up we drank water from the garden hose or cupped our hand underneath a water pump (old school $hit) and went back playing. Aquafina water comes from tap water anyways and furthermore, when I think of clean water...yeah...I think of pepsico who produces Aqua Fina. (Sarcastically)
Posted by ejack053824 on 2009-08-27:
updated 10:11 a.m. EDT, Fri July 27, 2007

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- PepsiCo Inc. will spell out that its Aquafina bottled water is made with tap water, a concession to the growing environmental and political opposition to the bottled water industry. According to Corporate Accountability International, a U.S. watchdog group, the world's No. 2 beverage company will include the words "Public Water Source" on Aquafina labels.


Pepsi's Aquafina bottled water and Coca-Cola's Dasani are made from purified tap water.

"If this helps clarify the fact that the water originates from public sources, then it's a reasonable thing to do," said Michelle Naughton, a Pepsi-Cola North America spokeswoman.

Pepsi Chief Executive Indra Nooyi told Reuters earlier this week the company was considering such a move.

Pepsi's Aquafina and Coca-Cola Co's Dasani are both made from purified water sourced from public reservoirs, as opposed to Danone's Evian or Nestle's Poland Spring, so-called "spring waters," shipped from specific locations the companies say have notably clean water.

Coca-Cola Co. told Reuters it will start posting online information about the quality control testing it performs on Dasani by the end of summer or early fall.

"Concerns about the bottled-water industry, and increasing corporate control of water, are growing across the country," said Gigi Kellett, director of the "Think Outside the Bottle" campaign, which aims to encourage people to drink tap water.

San Francisco's mayor banned city employees from using city funds to buy bottled water when tap water is available. Ann Arbor, Michigan passed a resolution banning commercially bottled water at city events and Salt Lake City, Utah asked department heads to eliminate bottled water.

Critics charge the bottled water industry adds plastic to landfills, uses too much energy by producing and shipping bottles across the world and undermines confidence in the safety and cleanliness of public water supplies, all while much of the world's population is without access to clean water.

But industry observers said such opposition is unlikely to drain U.S. sales of bottled water, which reached 2.6 billion cases in 2006, according to Beverage Digest. The industry newsletter estimated that U.S. consumers spent about $15 billion on bottled water last year. "Consumers have an affection for bottled water. It's not an issue of taste or health, it's about convenience," the newsletter's publisher, John Sicher, said. "Try walking up (New York City's) Third Avenue on a hot day and getting a glass of tap water."

Dave Kolpak, a portfolio manager at Victory Capital Management, said the environmental objections will have little impact on the bottom line for either Pepsi or Coke, though he admitted it could slow the market's growth rate.

"Pepsi and Coke do not make a lot of profit" on bottled water, said Kolpak, adding that people may talk about the issue, but will likely continue buying some bottled water. Victory Capital owns about 3 million shares of PepsiCo among its $62 billion under management.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-27:
Hopefully that announcement will put an end to the trendiness of bottled water. It has become an ecological nightmare.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-27:
I hear you EJ, we survived all of those death defying feats and poor Sally, here can't even figure out how to drink out of these BOTTLES without causing a Tsunami!!
Posted by ejack053824 on 2009-08-27:
ZZ...people have turned into paranoid cupcakes when it comes to water. You'll never see me with a bottle of water. I run my water from the tap at my office or home into my glass.
Posted by ejack053824 on 2009-08-27:
LOL Chex!!
Posted by old fart on 2009-08-27:
E-jack you must be an ole' blastard to remember drinking out of a pump but it's true, ... you bent over at the waist, stuck your mouth underneath the spigot and drank while your buddy pumped the handle....

I don't know how I ever survived to the age of 69 and a half!

I must be an ole' blastard too...!!!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-08-27:
Water...YUCK!!! GAG!!!!
Posted by old fart on 2009-08-27:
We used to go down to the corner pump and fill up a 2 gallon pail we used for drinking water because the city of Saginaw used to pull the city water from the Saginaw River, which was not much better than a cesspool because of all the pollution from the General Motors plants in town..
In the early 50's, the city ran a huge pipeline out to Lake Huron a 100 miles away and labelled it "the world's best water". It sure was a lot better than anything we had before...
Posted by ejack053824 on 2009-08-27:
Well Old Fart I was raised up around "Ole Blastards" who were the pioneers of the old school way of doing things. When I think about it today....I wouldn't have it any other way growing up. We could survive unlike these punk ass kids coming up today. I could go on and on with examples but you already know this stuff Old Fart.
Posted by ejack053824 on 2009-08-27:
I've swam quite a bit in Lake Huron and Lake Erie as a kid. Never killed me.
Posted by old fart on 2009-08-27:
E-jack... if you had swum, (swimmed swam)? in the Saginaw River, you'd have to take a bath to get the crud off of your hide before it dissolved.. your hide that is, not the crud...!
Posted by ejack053824 on 2009-08-27:
That would have been like me swimming in the Detroit River. LOL!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-27:
Just filter your own tap water and carry it in a container that suits you. Problem resolved.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-08-27:
I took my own advice and bought one of those cute metal water totes today. Big Lots $4.00. Nice.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-27:
It's not just that all these plastic bottles end up in landfills, it's also how the bottles are made (fossil fuels) that's cause for concern.

I use a water filter picture (Braun, I think) and keep refilling a single bottle for about a month or so, until I replace it with another bottle. I've tried the store-bought water bottles, but just don't like them for one reason or another.
Posted by clutzycook on 2009-08-27:
A reusable bottle and a filter pitcher will pay for itself in a few months, easy. I did this about a year ago because I was drinking so much bottled water at home and at work and it was costing a fortune!
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-08-27:
i dont even do that. seroiusly i just drink straight tap water

the water here is pretty good.

when mom vists next i'm giving her a giant bottle of tap water cos she misses the water from here
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-27:
I will continue drinking my bottled Arrowhead water.
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2009-08-27:
I'm thinking... everybody must be switching to that bottled water because its so much worse than tap water! Yeah, That totally makes sense.
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2009-08-28:
I used to drink from a natural water well when I was a kid. Just dunk the bucket into the water and pull it up fast to knock off the bug that are on top of the water. Besides, my grandfather always said that the bugs were a good source of protein. I have never found water that was as good. Regardless of the time of year it was always cold and fresh. I noticed a big difference when we moved to city water, nothing ever really tasted the same again. I really miss it.

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