Although, the water in Barcelona is not safe to drink, this has lead me to re-think my position on the issue of bottled water. I used to believe that it was a pointless and expensive luxury, of which we were paying the price with the consequences on the environment. I still believe this, but only for countries who's drinking water is safe to drink, such as the UK. Here in Spain, it is normal to purchase bottled water - it is extremely cheap at about 6pence a litre but still not environmentally sound.
Over the last two months, I have been collecting the bottles of water I have consumed:
This is most of the water I have consumed since my arrival in Barcelona.
Illustrating the problem in Barcelona.
And over two months I have consumed at least:
Litres of water!!!!
Maybe, with 3 months still to go, I should just collect the bottle tops?