Essay on The Disposable, Plastic Water Bottle

812 Words Feb 24th, 2016 4 Pages
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 containers made from clay, materials of natural fibers, and animal pelts were utilised to carry water in less significant amounts. Thousands of years later, water began to be sold in glass bottles, and that soon changed after the plastic revolution in the mid 20th century. During the mid 20th century, plastic was the more fashionable choice and a symbol of status…

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