The Effects Of Bottled Water On The Environment And Human Health

1031 Words May 20th, 2016 null Page
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 onto the environment, they still continue to deteriorate it at a much slower rate. Consequently, many individuals are seeking more sustainable and ecologically friendly alternatives to bottled water, however, the simplest solution is tap water. With more knowledge of the unsustainable practices of Nestle bottled water production, myriad of more sustainable alternatives are arising as a solution. The increase in demand and need for safe drinking water presents bottled water as an obvious solution. However, the effects of the bottled water lifecycle are unfeasible and alternatives, such as easily accessible tap water, serves as a better option. Tap water, despite having a negative connotation for being unhygienic and hazardous to consume,…

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