Forgive me sounding like a militant green type, but can this really be justified? It’s one thing to deliver a week’s supply of groceries to someone’s house. It’s another, surely, to deliver a product that they can get just by turning on their kitchen tap. After all, a week’s supply of bottled water for an entire family is a fairly hefty cargo to have to ferry about. If we are going to be environmentally aware about this, shouldn’t there be some exemption, in terms of online deliveries, for items such as water?
Indeed, shouldn’t governments be doing much more to discourage people from drinking bottled water in the first place? After all, the sheer amount of plastic being used to create the millions of bottles that are now drunk around the world every day is immense. In many of the less tidy countries that I visit these days in my job, the cities and countryside are festooned with empty bottles, and our oceans are rapidly going the same way.
What people drink, how they drink it and how it is supplied to them is simply none of your damn business.