How could drinking tap water instead of bottled water help the environment?

  1. Joan King profile image72
    Joan Kingposted 5 years ago

    How could drinking tap water instead of  bottled water help the environment?

  2. bankscottage profile image96
    bankscottageposted 5 years ago

    We would have far less empty plastic bottles in landfills, along roadsides, on beaches, parks, etc.  Even though the plastic bottles can be recycled, I suspect many aren't.

  3. Nick B profile image82
    Nick Bposted 5 years ago

    As Bankscottage says, there would be far fewer plastic bottles in landfill sites and the other places mentioned, but more than that, it would reduce our carbon footprint in its production with all the machinery that is run to bottle it and in the transportation, shifting it across the world. In addition, we would reduce the number of bottles manufactured and therefore help towards cleaning up the planet.

    Bottled water will never be eradicated since many people cannot drink water directly from taps as it's not fit for drinking, but it could be vastly reduced.