If only there was a way to supply the population with a cheaper, more plentiful alternative to gasoline that is so desperately needed. Homeless people are rich in natural oils. The absence of showers ensures that the street dwellers will not be ridding themselves of their daily, natural human secretions that the rest of us rinse off every night and day. How do we reach these oils? When we shower the precious secretions are mixed into a useless batch containing water and soap, and that is no
That is 77 percent of bottles going into landfills and sitting there (“Praise Tap Water” 3). The use of bottled water is filling our landfills and adding to the problem of how to deal with our waste. It also takes 1.5 million barrels of oil to make the water bottles used in America. That is enough oil to fuel 100,000 cars a year (“Praise Tap Water” 3). It scares me how much fossil fuel is wasted on a product that simply holds water.
Plastic bags are often made in locations where the environmental standards are low, which then creates the issue of transportation of the bags and release of hydrocarbons, a contributing factor to the greenhouse effect, into the atmosphere from the transportation trucks. The extraction of oil can also cause problems to the geosphere, changing the composition of the soils around it because of oil leaks or spills. After a plastic bag is made, it is used by the consumer and then thrown out, a process that has begun to create many problems within the biosphere. Around 80 million plastic shopping bags ends up as our litter in our environment each year./ It takes plastic bags up to 1000 years to break down and because they are light weight and
In fact, bottled water can cost up to 10,000 times more per gallon than tap water. Paying for something that we can get for free doesn’t make any sense at all. And also, the plastic pollution from the usage of plastic water bottles is a serious problem. The Container Recycling Institute stated that this year, more than 25 billion plastic water bottles will be sold in the United States alone and more than 80 percent of those will end up being disposed of rather than being recycled. Another point is that bottled water is no healthier than tap water.
AUS PUBLIC SPEAKING FATIMA ABUBAKER Bottled water is significant and concerning environmental issue that not many seem to address, alternatives, such as reusable bottles is one of the many ways that can be used to improve our ecosystem. As humans, we naturally rather include convenience in our daily lives because value our time and don’t tend to prioritise minor issues. But if we were to take the time and look at the statistics provided to us we will be able to understand that incorporating reusable water bottles is both more effective and pragmatic, and cost efficient. Today’s manufacturers began to use biodegradable bottles in order to be an environmental friendly but they forget about the chemically sensible human body. Reusable water bottles are less harmful to the environment and the body due to the intelligent production that takes into consideration the aspects stated above.
Cruise lines dump wastes because they get lesser costs and lesser time to dump their wastes instead of having proper sewage management control and equipment following the legal standards. Certainly, there are other reasons why cruise lines dump wastes in the ocean. As this is an ethical situation, the
Power boating and sail boating equally satisfying The cost and benefit of power boating is equally satisfying as sail boating. Power boating would seem to be more expensive when the crew has to cover a gas charge, which today would be very expensive. Gassing up a boat takes about $900 to travel from Tampa to Cancun in about four days. For each person, the food and drink charges cost $10 per day which would add up to $120 for this trip. Gas, food, and drinks are necessities for a long journey.
Second, bottled water is harmful for human being and the environment according to the Environment Working Group. Bottled water is costly and wasteful, but this does not stop people around the world and especially those living in developed country to be addicted of bottled water. The typical cost for tap water is $0.0015/gallon while a gallon of bottled water at prices ranging from $0.89 to $8.26 per gallon. The big difference in cost does not encourage me to drink bottle water because Water is a gift from our nature I do not think that the bottled water industry has the right to sell water in a such a high price since the only thing that they do on it is to filter it and put it in plastic bottle. According to EWG, people believe that the taste that taps water has meant that tap water is bad that is why the run to bottles water despite his cost.
But driving to work will actually do the opposite. By driving a car the gas produce from burning petrol and diesel is not good for the atmosphere. It pollutes the air, and that’s poisonous to the environment. The car gases (petrol) are harmful to the environment because gases destroy the ozone layer and the carbon dioxide stays in the atmosphere adding to the global warming problems. Less driving will be the best thing for the environment because it means fewer emissions.
However the adjustments he described are not possible. The world without air conditioning he imagines is unrealistic. Since air conditioning is essential, people need to find ways how to use it safely such as efficient buildings, electricity from natural sources, and AC that requires less electricity. AC creates a better environment by cleaning the air quality which results in better health and more productivity at work. Cox says that we need to reduce the use of air conditioning because it uses fuel to work and burning fuel results in pollution (Cox 344).