Saturday, March 16, 2013

Info Post #2: Why You Shouldn't Drink Bottled Water

   I know that the majority of this blog's views come from The United States of America. This post is– while can be read by anybody– mostly targeted towards people living there. And here's why.

   Americans buy massive amounts of bottled water, and the majority of those purchased end up in landfills. They also hurt the environment even more than that...

(I don't own this image)
   Whenever you buy a bottle of seemingly pure water, know that there will be many many negative impacts on this Earth. The only planet which humanity can live on. 
   But to me it seems that bottled water companies only care about the money. All they care about is the "steady cash flow" as people get tricked into spending their money and jeopardizing even more the natural world. A tactic the companies use is putting pictures onto the plastic bottles of unnaturally clear streams, rivers, or splashes of water to make you thirsty. 
   Also, as the picture says above, tap water in the U.S.A. can be much cheaper and is much safer than bottled water. Is it honestly worth it to spend more money on something that will hurt the environment, and possibly you as well? 
   It doesn't stop there. After the bottled water is packaged and put in a vehicle, the truck needs gasoline to move. Bottled water is incredibly wide-spread and sometimes comes a very long distance. What is needed for traveling long distances by truck? Lots and lots of gasoline. Lots and lots of gasoline that poisons the air and is the main cause of air pollution. 
"Carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, is the main pollutant that is warming Earth. Though living things emit carbon dioxide when they breathe, carbon dioxide is widely considered to be a pollutant when associated with cars, planes, power plants, and other human activities that involve the burning of fossil fuels such as gasoline and natural gas. In the past 150 years, such activities have pumped enough carbon dioxide into the atmosphere to raise its levels higher than they have been for hundreds of thousands of years." –Nat Geo Article
   The manufacturing and distribution of bottled water also contributes greatly to the ever-increasing pollution in air, and the ever-decreasing polar bear habitat. 

   But there are many things you can do to help stop this. You can tell others, use a car less often, try to buy less bottled water, or stop altogether. Humans have poisoned Earth like they have another planet to live on, and it's in humanity's hands to bring pollution to a halt.

Thanks for reading. :)

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