“Tapped” is Exposé of the Bottled Water Biz
Location: William Smith Hall
CHESTERTOWN, MD— On Wednesday, April 22, as part of Washington College’s celebration of Earth Day, the Center for Environment and Society will sponsor a viewing of the award-winning documentary Tapped, an exposé of the bottled water industry. The free screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Norman James Theater, Smith Hall, on the College campus.
Released in 2009, Tapped follows the journey of bottled water from the production of the plastic to the oceans where so many plastic bottles end up. It explores how FDA regulations are set and followed, as well as the impact on communities. Tapped has won many awards, including Best Documentary status at numerous film festivals, from Anchorage to Charleston. In his review of the documentary, writer Peter Rothberg wrote: “With style, verve, and righteous anger, the film exposes the bottled water industry’s role in suckering the public, harming our health, accelerating climate change, contributing to overall pollution, and increasing America’s dependence on fossil fuels. All while gouging consumers with exorbitant prices.”
Created in 1999, the Center for Environment and Society at Washington College sponsors workshops, films, lectures, and other events that promote environmental awareness and a healthy Chesapeake Bay and watershed.
––Caitlyn Fowler ’17