E!’s The Answer Bitch answered a question on Friday regarding celebrities and bottled water. More specifically the question had to do with a “ban” on Evian from most celebrities.
The theories are numerous, ranging from a rumor of Chernobyl contamination to a switch to the now trendier Fiji and Voss brands.
Ashlee Simpson requests 72 bottles of water (both room temperature and chilled), with an emphatic “NO EVIAN, please!” tacked on at the end.
Supposedly both Clay Aiken and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have a rider in their contract that says they are not to be served “Evian or other local spring water.” Too bad. It seems if you are going to drink bottled water, the least you could do is drink the local brand. Imagine how much carbon has been emitted into the atmosphere to ship your water from glaciers in a far-away land.
Nowhere does the column mention any celebrity that requests pitchers of ice water and glasses to drink it out of. We’ve also heard nothing of those 5-gallon reusable bottles, which would also be a step in the right direction.
Drinking water has become too disposable. Americans are the biggest bottled water consumer, sucking down over 8 billion gallons last year. Imagine how much trash that created and how much fuel that wasted. Have you switched to tap or filtered water yet?