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Tax on bottled water so unfair

Calls for a tax on bottled water are wildly unfair (Writeback, January 12). Bottled water doesn't do anybody any harm: on the contrary, it helps people stay hydrated while containing no calories, which from a health point of view is positive. And if somebody prefers water that is naturally pure and safe to drink without having to be chemically treated first, let them.

Of course, the bottles have to be recycled, but that's true of all kinds of packaging.

Richard Laming

Media Director

British Soft Drinks Association

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