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Bottled or Tapped?












Hi foodie lovers. Which do you prefer tapped or bottled water?

I personally prefer tap since it’s convenient, cheaper and taste better. Although you may prefer bottled water. So which one is better? There is only one way to find out…

Water is the most important part of our daily lives and in South Africa we are so fortunate able to drink water from our taps as to other countries where water is classified unsafe for consumption.

 Although people have access to pure clean, top quality water from our taps we still tend to buy bottled water.

Water in plastic bottles are a available wherever you may go- restaurants, gym and even offered at conferences.

Now which is better, tapped or bottled


Tapped water can be consumed mostly all over South Africa but this also depends on where you live in a rural or urban area.

In 2008, the department of health and environmental affairs rated the quality of tap water according to the Blue Drop certification system and by receiving this certification, tap water is regarded top quality.

Now where as bottled water can be quite expensive. Do you know a litre of bottled water can cost you up to R10, whereas the same amount of tap water costs less than one cent?


Each year millions and millions of bottles water get thrown away. Less than half of this is recycled and the rest, well let’s just say it gets dumped in landfills where they lie for 450 years before the plastic is completely(degraded).

Most water bottles are petroleum-based which can’t be recycled, its harmful to the environment to produce plastic bottles, thus having a negative effect on our environment. Although there has been said to be improvement of this matter , some companies are trying to make bottles that are plant-based which are not harmful to the environment and recyclable too.

Basically bottled water might not be all what you expect it to be, there are pros and cons although the choice is still entirely up to you, tapped or bottled. As said before it all depends on where you live, may it be Italy, France or South Africa in most cases it’s better to consume bottled water then tap. Although if you have the opportunity and the privilege to drink tap water, drink it. It’s safe and also good for you.


About The Food Junkie

I am a 3rd year student, currently studying Consumers Science: Food and Nutrition. I am very passionate about food,health and love the outdoors.. Spending time with family and friends is essential." Live life like their is no tomorrow, to the fullest"

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