Consumed every day in the world millions and millions of plastic bottles , most of them end up as waste in any landfill. To try to raise awareness of the need to reduce our consumption of these bottles, we show you 5 reasons why we invite you to not buy plastic bottles, for the environment and for you.
Buy bottled water, carries an environmental impact not imagine, since we have the idea that bottled water is healthier than tap water. Associated with each bottle we eat, there is a production and recycling of bottles and labels, bottling and transport the product to its final destination. Unfortunately, in many places, drinking tap water is not routinely recommended for the amount of dissolved lime containing, and no other alternative than bottled water.
One buys bottled water because it is healthy, right? It is at least as we sell in ads with mountainous landscapes, forests, people doing yoga, etc. But bottled water is just water , unmemorable, is only drinking water. But with the money spent annually worldwide on bottled water, and spending that generates both plastic thrown away, could improve water public and not have the need to buy water in plastic bottles.
1- BOTTLED WATER IS NO BIG DEAL
Take for example famous waters around the world that not even offer spring water and what they sell is filtered water, is neither mineral or mineralized. It’s just drinking water, and is usually sold at high prices. Which then they end up generating a lot of waste plastics that are not biodegradable .
2- IT IS NOT HEALTHIER THAN TAP WATER
There is no doubt that bottled water is better than tap water test. Theoretically in both cases it is filtered water , and in both cases drinking water is regulated. But there is no reason to assume that bottled water is better or cleaner. This depends, of course, in the area where she lives each, there is much of the population, it is true, does not have access to drinking water.
3- BOTTLED WATER MEANS LOTS OF TRASH
Water bottles produce 1.5 million tons of waste plastic per year just in the United States. That amount of plastic requires 178 million liters of oil a year to produce. And while plastic bottles is of very good quality, and therefore searched for recycling, 80% accumulates in landfills, in streets, in rivers, in the ocean.
As we said earlier plastic is not biodegradable, it degrades only after thousands of years, so all the plastic that has occurred in the history of humanity is still out there spinning.
4- BOTTLED WATER MEANS LESS ATTENTION TO PUBLIC SYSTEMS
Most people who consume bottled water in their homes is because they do not like the taste of local tap water, or because they have doubts about its potability. What Ideally support proposals to improve tap water. If people consume more bottled water, you have less interest in government agencies improve services and quality of water supply.
5- THE PRIVATIZATION OF WATER
Worldwide water out of your tap is usually privatized. It depends on large companies. Water has been called the “blue gold” of the 21st century, as it has become one of the most precious assets.
Multinational corporations are buying local water utilities around the globe. The same corporations that own bottled water. And yes, they thought well. A suits them economically sell water in plastic bottles.
What can we do?
There are alternatives to say no to bottled water and that does not mean having to take tap water which we do not like the taste or we distrust Thus for example, we can buy stainless steel vacuum flasks and use.
To avoid the bad taste there are many brands of filters that can be put even in the same taps, and are not expensive. And the water that we will provide will not differ bottled.
If the tap water in your area is not too much quality or, for whatever reason, are reluctant to drink the water straight from the tap, one of the most economical solutions that you can try are the filter pitchers. Its operation is simple , fill with water and wait a few minutes until the pitcher filter “purify” the water.
There are also other possibilities, as is to use biodegradable water bottles . The truth is that most bottled water comes in plastic bottles or glass, but lately more and more projects to offer new solutions for biodegradable water bottles.
In this sense, one of the most curious and striking cases is that of the water bag called Ooho. There are other projects based on plant materials, for example, but Ooho is a project that goes beyond this is the first bottle / bag of edible water. This is freeze the water and surround a gelatin membrane by a process of spheronization. The result, as you can see in the picture is amazing, but would have to see how resilient is the membrane surrounding water. It is an innovative project that seeks primarily a sports application (would be useful, for example, in tests of long distance running. The truth is that pictures is fascinating while promising to bring to forget, though is a little, plastic bottles.
MORE CRITICISM OF BOTTLED WATER
Only in the United States about 300 million bottles of water a day are consumed, making it almost 10,000 million plastic bottles a month. It seems a really amazing figure, and even more amazing is knowing how 60% of those bottles go directly to landfills and never recycled. Instead, you knew that every day millions of children die in Africa due to malnutrition and infections and viruses that cause them to drink bad water. Could bottled water be the solution?
Proponents claim that bottled water have many chances to get the water to places where drinking water fails. That’s true, sometimes specific bottled water can be of great help to those people who have no access to running water or thermos. However, how many of plastic water bottles are really intended to quench thirst or the needs of the most disadvantaged?
On the other hand, a question arises: It could supply areas to which n water coming this way but how to deal with the problem of waste in all those sites that do not have the necessary storage infrastructure, reuse or plastic recycling?
In addition, bottled water is much more expensive. In the comfort of our Western society, a bottle of water is not an expensive product when compared with otros.Sin muchs however, a simple plastic bottle of water is a luxury for others around the world, a luxury that never they could afford.
Finally, the final issue of bottled water ourselves and our attitudes. There would be nothing wrong with having bottled water if reutilizaramos bottles correctly. But let’s face it, most people buy your water bottle and ends when the end of the day or forget it, indeed, surely will eventually roll any where.Of course it is a despicable attitude, if you’ve been recognized, stop acerlo.
Let’s reflect on bottled water and let’s see something much more interesting, a documentary about water messages. Shall claim freedom bottled water?