Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP

Of water and waste

Of water and waste

In the 1800s, Henry David Thoreau watched ice from his beloved Walden Pond being carted away, to be shipped to the ice-deprived. The thought amused him then; it should alarm us now. A firm named S2C Global has announced India as its World Water Hub, and will ship half a million gallons of Alaskan mountain water to the country every year. Even with their self-publicized green technologies, bottled-water firms lugging their liquids across the planet are perpetuating a wasteful practice. Better a filtration plant in the neighbourhood than a bottle of water that’s travelled 30 days to be consumed in 10 minutes.

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