Persuasive Essay On Bottled Water

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The World wants to go green, but how can we do that without preventing minor harms? One of the greatest harms to the world is pollution caused by humans. Most of the plastic materials used by humans are left to pollute. Bottled water is one of the greatest plastic materials produced. They say that bottled water is safer, more convenient, and helps provides jobs to workers in many ways. Bottled water maybe a little cleaner than tap water, but purity comes with a price. Workers may make money in the water bottle industry, but compared to the price paid on producing and selling bottled water, it is a very small amount. Bottled water is not only costly to us, but also to the environment. Bottled water is preventing our world from going green by negatively damaging our environment, hurting the economy, and harming human lives’.
Bottled water negatively affects the environment in many ways. “Of the 36 billion bottles sold in 2006, only one-fifth of the bottles were recycled.” This means 28.8 billion bottles end up in landfills; which contribute to pollution that leads to dangerous greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. I think that pollution can harm humans’ health and cause a dramatic decrease in population. If water bottles keep adding pollution in the air, I think bottled water will be a major factor in global warming, and the Earth’s future will not be in good hands. Also, water bottles hurt the environment by removing water from groundwater (which tastes the same as tap water). When the water removed from spring water or also known as artesian well is put into bottled water, it is filtered to remove any unnecessary bacteria or chemicals. Except the helpful nutrients that are also found in groundwater are also removed by the filter; ...

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...he world in big ways. Something as small as bottled water, does not seem as harmful as it is. Nevertheless, the fact is that bottled water can be vicious to our world in many ways. We humans have a responsibility to keep our Earth a safe, harmless place for all of us to live in. There is much we can do to accomplish this. We can use better cleaner plastic for water bottles. We can also regulate the water and bottles extra to check for bacteria to secure our health. At last, we don’t have to change anything but just recycle as much as possible to reduce landfills. Bottled water already has an impact on the world environmentally, economically, and also biologically. All these reasons are interconnected in some way and contribute to harming Earth. As of 2010, these reasons might not have as big of an effect, but in the future they will become destructive for our world.