Bottled water’s popularity is dropping about as quickly as it rose – at least in restaurants across Missouri.
Some restaurants in St. Louis and Kansas City and others throughout the state say they have or will quit offering bottled water to their customers. They are returning to the old-fashioned practice of filling and re-filling the water glass for customers. Some will serve filtered water in a refillable glass bottle.
It’s a movement being pushed by Corporate Accountability International of Boston, which is encouraging businesses to stop offering bottled water to customers. Corporate Accountability argues a lot of fuel is used to make plastic water bottles as well as to ship them, and that nearly all those bottles end up in the land-fill.