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Home Bargains spark anger with shoppers over 19p ‘environmentally unfriendly’ product


One shopper accused the discount store of selling: “THE most environmentally unfriendly thing EVER!”. While others were delighted to find the product at such a cheap price. 

The image was shared along with a caption on Facebook. 

It read: “We have Fiji water in stores at 19p! It gathers minerals and electrolytes from slowly being filtered by volcanic rock and this creates a smooth taste. Get yours now, only in stores.”

So far the post has received 2.8k comments and almost 2000 reactions. 

One Facebook user wrote: “bottled water = plastic waste.”

Another said: “Omg what a massive carbon footprint all for 19p. That should be embarrassing instead of being promoted. Plenty of sparkling water in this country!!”

A third added: “Well this looks good for the environment… Transporting water around the world (madness) and selling it in a plastic bottle for 19p,”

A fourth commented: “Stop selling bottled water, the cost here is to the environment.”

Another said: “Why buy bottled water at all? All water that comes out of the tap is perfectly drinkable. 

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“Before anyone mentions “fizzy water”, carbonate your tap water.”

While another exclaimed: “If you eat fish, and moan about plastic bottles, you really ought to better educate yourself.”

Other shoppers couldn’t see what all the fuss was about and defended the retailer. 

One Facebook user said: “People really moaning about a water bottle?! Theres a thing called a recycling bin now… its great!” 

Another responded: “All bottled water comes in plastic bottles…doh don’t pick on hb because of there advert. 

“There are people in this country who may not be able to buy expensive water for their children and themselves.”

A third commented: “Bottled water taste better than My tap water and when I’m finished I put the bottle in my recycling bin don’t see the issue.”

Home Bargains has been contaced by Manchester Evening News for a comment. 

You can find your nearest Home Bargains store here

Additional reporting Rachel Pugh.

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