One of Britain’s leading authorities on water supplies, Paul Younger of Glasgow University, has branded the bottled water industry a scam, backing campaigners’ claims of wasted millions and environmental pollution at a time when tap water standards have never been higher.

Younger, widely respected as a specialist in water resources and groundwater engineering, and currently Chair of the Global Scientific Committee of the Planet Earth Institute, said he was concerned that people were “forsaking the wonderfully clean and rigorously tested upland waters that flow from our taps, in favour of water ...


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