SPS: To inform my audience on the dangers of bottled water companies on the environment, and our society. Thesis: Use third party sources to reveal where bottled water comes from, who regulates it, and the negative impact its factories and waste have on our environment and ourselves. I: Intro: AGD: How many people here drink bottled water? Well according to the documentary “Tapped” by Stephanie Soechtig, 40% of all bottled water is just recycled municipal tap water. Aka, the exact same thing that comes out of your faucet.
Week 01 Written Assignment - Coca-Cola's Water Neutrality Initiative March 11, 2012 Liza Lawrence 1. In Coca-Cola’s Water Neutrality Initiative, the public was facing overall was a water shortage. Water is a critical natural resource that challenges us at local, national and global level. The world is facing water shortage and drought to floods and declining of water quality. More than 1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water (Lawrence & Weber, 2011, p. 43).
The United States Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, is authorized under the act and sets the standards and oversees the entities that are subject to enforce these standards. The law has been amended in 1986 and 1996 to not only protect the water coming into our homes but also its sources. This includes ground water wells, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and springs. The EPA sets health based standards that protect fresh water against any kind of man-made or naturally occurring contaminant that can cause illness or harm from consumption. At its inception, this act primarily focused on treating water at the tap only and did not offer solutions at their sources.
This strategy is effective as the plants grow up to four times faster and seasonal crops can be harvested all year round. Also the surplus water can be recycled, which cuts use by 20%, and also the plants need fewer chemical pesticides as they are being grown indoors. However, as the plants are not grown in soil, the produce is bland and cannot produce true organic produce. Also the heated greenhouses and lights are wasteful and the greenhouses are an eyesore. An example of aquaponics, which is a combination of hydrophonics and aerophonics, in the UK is in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
There are a tremendous amount of negatives people should consider before buying a bottle of water. Not only does bottled water increase pollution, but it is a 1000 times more expensive than tap water and also the plastic of the bottle contains chemicals that are very harmful to the human body. Pollution is already one of the biggest concerns the United States as a whole have. The bottles that bottle the water that everyone buys is one of the main things that could be recycled that aren’t. In fact, 80% of used plastic bottles are not recycled and in effect to not recycling they are blown into oceans and waterways polluting our environment.
The difficulty involved in cleaning stainless steel molds for plastic parts along with un-molding forms the bottleneck for the plastic manufacturing process. Release-ease helps molded plastic parts to separate out easily from the molds and ensures that the mold remains clean. OBJECTIVES The main problem faced relates to differences in operational efficiencies between the various locations producing Release-ease. For example at the Gary (Indiana) plant 1,300 people produce about 300 million tonnes a year, while the Frankfurt facility accounts for almost 90% of this value with only 600 employees. The purpose of this article is to determine whether or not Applichem should keep their production of Release-Ease within their current plants or move production to another location.
All the containers including water bottles are made from natural gas and petroleum. The cost to fuel 100,000 cars a year is what is spent to make water bottle that Americans use a year. In addition, the making of plastic materials, processing the water, fill and seal the bottles, and transporting water bottles to the various stores around the country is an expensive waste of energy and severely drains the limited fossil fuels. In “Bad To The Last Drop,” bottled water “is shipped at vast expense from one part of the world to another, is the kept refrigerated before sale, and causes huge amounts of plastic bottles to into landfills.” According to, “In praise of tap water,” only about 23% of the bottle will end up being recycled. Almost 77% of water bottles are not recycled.
While the product does contain less sugar, it has only managed to do so by using a synthetic carbohydrate substitute. This new formula offers only 10 less calories than the original, partially because it is based on a smaller serving size. The primary stakeholders in this case include everyone who works for this cereal manufacturer including the brand manager, the division chief, the research and development team, and the marketing team. The parents who purchase the cereal and the children who consume the food are also stakeholders. Lastly, the stores that carry this company’s products are also affected.
The Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing On the Environment Dependence on foreign oil has long been a concern of Americans. Therefore many arguments have ensued between officials in charge of finding a solution to that dependence. While those arguing had their heads turned, an entity far more menacing than foreign oil began drilling deep into American soil in an effort to gain access to previously unreachable stores of natural gas contained in the shale beds deep within the Earth. That entity is a government sanctioned method called Hydraulic Fracturing or fracking. While fracking does have the power to reduce American dependence on foreign oil, that process leaves the Earth, air, and water contaminated and inhabitable Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking) involves a method of injecting water, sand and chemicals into a drilling site, those chemicals have shown to be hazardous to human health and well- being.