Should Colleges Ban the Selling of Bottled Water

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Bottles Are Overrated. Should colleges ban the selling of bottled water? This is the biggest and even the most fascinating question everyone has been asking themselves. Now, buying a bottle of water sounds like a good idea but think before doing it. 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. According to Claire Ltyle, “In 2008, our global plastic consumption worldwide has been estimated at 260 million tons. Plastic is versatile, lightweight, flexible, moisture resistant, strong, and relatively inexpensive. Those are the attractive qualities that lead us, around the world, to such a voracious appetite and over-consumption of plastic goods. However, durable and very slow to degrade, plastic materials that are used in the production of so many products all, ultimately, become waste” (Lytle, Claire. The more production of bottles for water are leading to more being sold, especially in colleges, which eventually causes more pollution. The pollution is harming the environment and having such a damaged environment can cause problems for human beings. Colleges sell an enormous amount of bottled water. Banning the selling of bottled water is the right step for society because it can help pollution decrease. Not only does plastic bottles cause pollution

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