The Importance Of Drinking Bottled Water

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As you consume bottled water, you are also taking the risk to get cancer and various reproductive damages. Human body need water, it is our biological needs. However, people choose to drink bottled water is just for them to meet their secondary needs. If you could choose between bottled water and drink water fresh out from the tap, I believe you would go for bottled water. No doubt that our body needs water to survive. In US, most of the people have the access to tap water, but there is a large amount of people choose to consume bottled water. Why is this happening? People consume bottled water instead of drinking tap water is because they don’t like the smell or taste of it. People also think that bottled water is healthier compare to tap …show more content…
Marketing designed overwhelming advertisements to convince the public about the purity and safety of bottled water. Also, companies are trying to capitalize the concern of public on tap water’s quality. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, people in United State spend from two-hundred to over a million times more per gallon of bottled water than the tap water. With the increasing numbers of bottled water used, which is also a meaning of the resources we used to produce those bottles are increasing. The companies are misleading the public, implying their bottled water comes from pure sources which most of it are not. The marketing used a big picture of a mountain label and put it on the bottled water. Creating an illusion of the quality of this product is heathier and better than the tap water. According to the government and industry estimates, about a quarter of bottled water in the market today is bottled regular tap water, as much as 40 percent is derived from tap. That water sometimes got further process, but most of the time it do not. Some of the bottled water might be healthier than the tap water, but most of the time it do …show more content…
People do not realize that what we have put in the trash will not be recycled. Those water bottles are going to end up at the landfill. Once our landfills are full, many degraded plastic particles will end up in the ocean and form a 15,000,000 square mile zone of chemical debris and pelagic plastic known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. We have to recognize the fact that if we do not start action and make a stand to change our habit now, animals and environment will be damaged by our thoughtless move. To avoid the damage to the animals and environment, we need to stop drink bottled water or using one-time only water bottles. Replace your one time only water bottles to ecofriendly and reusable water bottle will help a lot. One of the reasons why we obsess with bottled water is that they are convenience. Every bottle is ready to go. However, the new ecofriendly reusable water bottle on the market today are as convenience as bottled water. Sunlight resistant and even have bottles that have a build-in filter allows you to fill tap water in and the filtering system will clean the tap water when it passed through. Changing your habit is a good start, but we can do more. Join the volunteer service in your community to help picking up plastic wastes and trashes at your community can help cleaning the environment. According to William Harris, a freelance

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