Bottled water/soft drinks amongst other things require plastic, oil, pesticides, chemicals, infringe on limited natural water resources. Many of the soft drinks don't have any nutritional value. Studies have even found high levels of pesticides in these drinks.
then why bottled water and colas?
my thoughts on possible reasons ...
But till just 5 years back there was hardly any bottled water and so many still don't drink it---are they suffering or did we due to unbottled water? Further, there were no regulations on bottled water quality till sometime back (am not sure about now) and pesticides were found in tests, so it is not that bottled water is the *best*.
If you don't drink bottled water/colas you don't belong to *the* class.