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    Cynthia Barnett’s Business in a Bottle and Peter Gleick’s Selling Bottled Water both claim the bottled water industry has convinced the general public that bottled water is more beneficial for them than tap water. However, it is Gleick’s argument in Selling Bottled Water drastically expands on the heavily qualified evidence Barnett presents in Business in a Bottle: Barnett’s opitimism seems to seep into her argument in which she argues that bottled water has simply put out effective advertising and our government is trying to do the right thing in regards to regulation. Yet, when looking at Gleick’s evidence, you can see see how his argument extends the evidence presented by Barnett to widen the frame to show a much darker more accurate picture…

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    When engaging in a dialogue about bottled water, it is vital to recognize both sides of the argument to generate progress and make concessions that identify its positive and negative effects. However, it is unquestionable that the negative effects of bottled water exceed its positive effects, because its negative effects on human health and the environment supersedes all the positive effects it has such as its convenience for consumers. With our planet being exploited of its resources and being…

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    Bottle water is a wise consumer choice because it is healthy for you, there are consumer goods that affect the environment more, and little off note the bottled water industry are being threatened. In this essay you will get information about bottled water and why it is a good consumer choice. Bottled water is found almost everywhere in the world and people are going against it, because of one thing (some places it is more) the plastic bottles they use to put the water in are affecting the…

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    the natural resources of our Earth continue to deplete at steady, and astonishing rates, people have begun to point fingers at large businesses and corporations, especially those who produce seemingly unnecessary products, such as bottled water. It is easy to see why many would target and blame big corporations in the bottled water industry, for it can be reasonably assumed that their main agenda is making a profit. That being said, some of the allegations being directed towards these businesses…

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    Benefits Of Bottled Water

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    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…

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    Bottled Water Analysis

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    In Zhihua Hu's article, "Bottled Water... Quality," James Gleick states, "Eighty-five million bottles of water are consumed in the United States every day and more than thirty billion bottles a year." Many people do not realize what they are doing to the environment when they dispose of their water bottles. Individuals take advantage of the environment by using bottled water as a convenient resource. Bottled water has not always been available to individuals. While most people living in the…

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    Bottled Water Effects

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    The consumption of bottled water has been significantly increased. Many people in the country today take bottled water and they do not consider its consequences. Bottled water has negative effects on the environment and people’s health. The movie “Tapped” shows the dangers of taking bottled water. It takes a close look at the bottled water industry and notes that the companies involved are not taking enough measures to reduce the negative effect that their activities have on the industry. Many…

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    Most tap water is more heavily tested and regulated than bottled water (Ellsbury 10, 2012). So why do we prefer it more than, just about free, tap water in our homes? Bottled water is expensive and uses more water to make than what is inside of it. It also uses about seventeen million barrels of oil to manufacture water bottles every year. This is enough oil to fuel one million cars a year (Ellsbury 10, 2012). We, as a community, need to try to cut back on using disposable water bottles, or…

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    Why do people buy bottled water? Bottled water is not a wise consumer choice because they reuse the same bottles, all kinds of chemicals are used to make these bottles, and the bottles alone are bad for the environment. First of all bottled water is not a wise choice because they reuse the same bottles after melting them and just remold them to the new shape of the bottle. After a bottle is used it most likely is thrown away, but ends up back at the bottle factory and melted down and…

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    Bottled water is defined as “drinking water, often spring water, sometimes carbonated, sealed in bottles and usually certified as pure”(Dictionary.com 1). A plastic water bottle is such a common item that it is seen by any given person in America almost every day. This simple part of everyday life should not be completely eliminated from schools because of its extreme popularity, coming in second in sales to soft drinks. Americans have purchased over eleven million dollars in bottled water,…

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