Benefits Of Bottled Water

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Following the various stages its lifecycle, from extraction, production, distribution, and disposal, bottled water plays an adverse role in both the environment and human health. Bottled water endangers the livelihood of individuals and the ecosystem through the contamination of natural resources and emission of abundant greenhouse gases. As a result, finding solutions to remove the damage of bottled water production is rather difficult, however alleviation of the issue is possible. Companies such as Nestle have embarked on more sustainable methods to reduce the deterioration of the environment, such as utilizing PET bottles, reducing transportation costs, and recycling. While these methods dramatically decreased the amount of damage done …show more content…
Both bottled water and tap water have their own benefits, such as bottled water with its accessibility and portability and tap water with accessibility and reduction of contaminants. However, these solutions for safe drinking water have been countered with their own concerns, such as unsustainable production and lack of purity. Hence, reusable filter water bottles were created to tackle the obstacles of contaminants, accessibility, and portability. An issue with both tap water and bottled water is that contaminants aren’t fully removed, thus, with the reusable filter bottles, consumers have a built in filter in their bottles that dramatically reduces the amount of contaminants present in water. The filter located in the bottle is an activated carbon filter, in which, “water passes over the positively charged carbon surface of the filter [and] the negative ions of certain chemicals are drawn to the surface of the carbon granules, where they remain.” (8) Consequently, the carbon in the filter serves as a chemical absorbent that removes hazardous contaminants and provides cleaner and safer drinking water. The reusable bottle utilizes the accessibility of tap water and bottled water and improves it by removing impurities. Likewise, the reusable bottle is also portable, resembling its bottled water counterpart. Both the reusable …show more content…
Individuals have utilized bottled water without a second thought about the external costs of its extraction, production, distribution, and disposal. In actuality, bottled water is deteriorating the environment through global warming, unsecured disposal, and discharge of contaminants and pollutants in exchange for this human convenience and accessibility. While individuals have some knowledge of the negative impacts of bottled water, the effects are out of sight and inevitably out of mind of many. However, with the environment visibly degrading, individuals have acknowledged the damage and have fought for a more sustainable practice in the production of bottled water. As a result, major companies such as Nestle have modified their production to reduce the amount of carbon emissions and pollutants exposed to communities and the environment. However, any modification in the production to alleviate the devastation of plastic bottle production continues to deteriorate the world, just at a slower rate. Thus, to truly save the earth, individuals must change their mentality towards tap water and transition to using more sustainable products to fulfil their need for clean drinking

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