My Scottish grandmother lived to her mid-nineties without, as far as I remember, ever drinking a glass of water: she sipped on tea before a nice hydrating whisky in the evening.
It would outrage many of her core values, chiefly frugality but also logic, to read a new study from Mintel showing that in our country, blessed by safe, highly regulated tap water, the average British adult drinks almost a litre of bottled water every week. The value of bottled water sales will increase by more than 20 per cent to reach £2.3 billion in 2026: no surprise, bottled water is roughly 2,000 times the price of tap.
And there are so many other costs to buying bottled. One is health: one 2018 study tested