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Bottlemania: Big Business, Local Springs, and the Battle Over America's Drinking Water

Bottlemania: Big Business, Local Springs, and the Battle Over America's Drinking Water - Elizabeth Royte I was very interested in this book because I have always hated bottled water and give it the evil eye whenever I am in close proximity to it. Our society is far too disposable/one and done anymore and bottled water is just one of the many examples of it. The environmental damages, the waste and the blatant absurdity have led to the aforementioned evil eye. So this book had potential in my mind. However, I felt the book fell a bit short of its goal. There is far too much focus on one situation in a small town in Maine and Nestle. While I felt it was a good example of the bottled water business, it should not have been the focus of the book. The book felt more like a summary of the events in Maine versus an overall explanation of the bottled water world. Also, the book becomes repetitive and dull after awhile and I felt the book could have been shorter. I appreciate the book's existence because not many people know much about what they are apparently buying daily/weekly (boggles the mind) or anything about water filtration. The science aspects of the story interested me the most, although it was nothing new to me.