Is Bottled Water Better? - American Medical Centers (Tbilisi)

Is Bottled Water Better?

Once upon a time, most of us could walk across a parking lot or push a stroller down the street without a bottle of water in our hands. It doesn’t seem that way anymore.


While our thirst for bottled water seems insatiable, one question can’t be ignored: Is it really any better for us than ordinary tap water?



  • Some bottled water is glorified tap water at 10,000 times the cost.
  • Many bottled waters contain toxins, even if they’ve nixed BPA.
  • Fashion, foodies, and sustainable cities are taking back the tap.

But the main criticism of bottled water isn’t the quality of the water—or even the fact that people are paying for water they can get for free. It’s those plastic bottles. Though they can be recycled, few actually are. Eighty percent are thrown into the trash—that’s 33 million bottles a day that wind up in landfills, where they will sit for hundreds of years.


But not everyone can simply choose to avoid bottled water. Around the world, 1 billion people do not have access to safe water. If they drank from the tap or from local supplies, they could get seriously sick—or even die. For them, bottled water isn’t a convenience. It’s a life-or-death necessity.

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We have tested thousands of patients across the country for COVID-19 since we began testing in early April. Here’s the latest information on our testing services:

Whether you have detected COVID-19 symptoms, require an Official COVID-19 Certificate for travelling purposes or if you’re wondering if you’ve previously had coronavirus — contact your local AMC.

Where is AMC testing patients for COVID-19?

We’re currently offering PCR testing to anyone interested either in the clinic or in the comfort of your home/hotel.


If you require numerous employees to be tested on the same day for an upcoming business trip, we can organise an onsite workplace testing session.

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Results for PCR Testing takes up to 24 hours to process. We also offer rapid testing for those requiring same-day results.

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