The Benefits Of Plastic Water Bottles

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The disposable, plastic water bottle has become a part of everyday life in America. It is almost impossible to not see at least one person walking around with one in hand. It is not hard to see the benefits of carrying one around. After all, they are convenient and help people have easy access to water away from a water source. Unfortunately, this innovation has become more taken for granted nowadays. Contrary to its perception before, people no longer see water bottles as a luxury or a privilege. Because of this, we, Americans, have become more wasteful with resources like plastic that could be used to manufacture more long-lasting products other than disposable, plastic water bottles. Historically, as mentioned before, water bottles, not only plastic ones, were seen as a luxury. The trend of hauling and drinking water from bottles has become progressively fashionable in modern years too. Since the beginning of human history, people have strived to come up with ways to easily access this life-sustaining liquid. During the height of the Roman Empire, aqueducts were erected to distribute water to the cities, and …show more content…
Up to 40% of bottled water comes from already treated municipal water systems that are paid for at taxpayer expense. Bottled water, in that case, should be free to access to the public! Many people do not know that the bottled water they buy often times comes from the municipal water systems. If the public increasingly believes that clean, safe drinking water is coming from mineral springs, social support to fund public water systems will decrease. That is a problem since the funding the government needs to annually upkeep the municipal water systems is $22 billion and increasing! Commercialization of water bottles, through television and print advertisement, in disposable plastic bottles have brainwashed us into thinking that we need to buy water bottles to have completely clean

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