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.
Some of our bottled water comes from the UK, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, France, Canada, USA, India, Fiji and even the sky! Our water comes from all over the world but we don’t realise it. NEGATIVES FOR BOTTLED WATER The negatives for bottled water are that there is more packaging that makes more pollution and is bad for the environment. Bottled water also costs more for the customer. POSITIVES FOR BOTTLED WATER The positives for bottled water are that bottled water is easily accessible as if you are out somewhere you can go into a shop and buy a bottle of water.
4/8/12 Are We Addicted to Plastic? The Dirty Facts Behind One of our Most Prized Materials The world we live in is addicted to plastic now more than ever. Everywhere you look there is some form of plastic product around you. “In the last fifty years, more than one billion tons of plastic have been produced, which is equivalent to the weight of around 3,000 Empire State Buildings. According to research from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the world’s ocean vessels dump around 639,000 containers of plastic every day “(SPI-About Plastics, 1).
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.
The production of these toxic-filled substances continues to lead the human race on a path of natural destruction; with thousands of animal sea-life dying annually from plastic consumption. It's time we wake up to the fact that our oceans are in need of critical help. How did the plastic get into our oceans to begin with? The oceans are enormous but they are not infinite. Today, as in the past, oceans are being treated as giant disposal areas for all types of refuse (plastics, tins, bottles etc.)
Jebreel Alamari ENGL1020-003 October 18, 2011 Recycling Affect Rachel Cernansky writes an article about how recycling is always as good as people think of it to be. People think of recycling as this great process that can only help the environment, but Rachel Cernansky tells and shows how the process of recycling can have a bad affect the environment. Rachel Cernansky explains how recycling can have a bad affect if it is not correctly. Thus changing the point of view people have on recycling. The word and idea of recycling is something that is always thought of as a positive thing.
The Article “Water, Water Everywhere and not a drop to drink” by Meghan O’Rourke is a argumentative article questioning why people are obsessed with drinking only bottled water. She talks about bottlemania and how it is affecting people and our environment. She feels that people seem to have phobias against tap water, so they turn to only bottled water. The issues she feels that this phenomenon is causing is destroying our environment and the imaginary health benefits that water bottles supposedly have. She also talks about the statement that a particular water bottle can hold and the craze it has caused with the public.
Cigarette smoking should be banned because they are harmful to the smokers’ health, they’re harmful to nonsmokers’ health, as well as, being harmful to our environment; however, banning the use cigarettes could be very detrimental for our economy. There are 1.1 billion cigarette users throughout the world right now (Martin). There is not a safe form of cigarettes products for anyone to use. They cause about 5 million deaths per year all over the world and of that 5 million, 480,000 are in the United States alone (“Fast”). Cigarette causing diseases are one of the top most preventable types of diseases there is in the world.
What it comes down to is if one believes recycling is good for the environment and is ethical, or if the bad outweighs the good and recycling is bad and unethical. The part of the world that is for recycling argues that recycling protects the environment, recycling creates sustainable use of resources, and recycling creates green jobs and opportunities to make money off recycling. People who are against recycling argue that contamination is easily spread, recycling is too expensive and that the recycling process produces a lot of pollutants. While there are many good things that can come from recycling, there is also a dark side. During the recycling process contamination is very, easily spread.
Disposal techniques such as burning and using dumpsites only push the environment further down the drain (Logomasini, 1); since such waste disposal methods bring about environmental concerns as well. Governments have recycling directives in place but companies and individuals are still having the liberty to recycle the waste on their own, and this is where the government directives get overlooked. Disposing biodegradable waste is not as challenging as other waste that naturally decomposes leaving organic benefits to the environment. That being the case, therefore, it means that non-biodegradable waste poses a massive challenge to conservation efforts making it essential to come up with an effective and comprehensive recycling mechanism. This exploratory argumentative paper will delve deep into the case of why recycling the non0biodegradeable waste should be made mandatory by the government for all private individuals and corporate entities to comply with.