Environmental nannyism decides what's moral and immoral:
Drinking bottled water should be made as unfashionable as smoking, according to a government adviser.Water. Your body is 70% of it. If you don't drink it, you die. But they decide how you drink it, and they decide what to put into the government swill coming out of the tap.
"We have to make people think that it's unfashionable just as we have with smoking. We need a similar campaign to convince people that this is wrong," said Tim Lang, the Government's naural resources commissioner.
Phil Woolas, the environment minister, added that the amount of money spent on mineral water "borders on being morally unacceptable".
Their comments come as new research shows that drinking a bottle of water has the same impact on the environment as driving a car for a kilometre. Conservation groups and water providers have started a campaign against the £2 billion industry.
A BBC Panorama documentary, "Bottled Water: Who Needs It?", to be broadcast tomorrow says that in terms of production, a litre bottle of Evian or Volvic generates up to 600 times more CO2 than a litre of tap water.