How could drinking tap water instead of bottled water help the environment?
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.
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.
by Shil1978 4 years ago
Why is bottled water bad for the environment?
by Brian 7 years ago
Is it just me or are there way too many brands of bottled water sitting on store shelves these days. I mean you walk into these supermarkets, and there are stacks and stacks of those packs of bottled water piled to the ceiling.I wonder what would happen if you took just one day, and went to every...
by Silver Fish 5 years ago
Are you happy drinking tap water?
by elielarrey 14 months ago
"Every 5 minutes in the U.S. over 2 million plastic bottles are used,Gone Un-recycled, these plastic wastes will take up to 1000 years to properly START decomposing. What about the adverse effects it has on our ecology?"Those heart punching details were summarized to me by a mentor...
by nightwork4 7 years ago
Is bottled water really needed or is it just another way we have become lazy.it's less expensive and more enviromentaly friendly to use tap water but bottled water is a huge seller these days. should we be using it or are we just being lazy?
by American_Choices 6 years ago
Sustainability and bottled water - what are your thoughts?Have you seen this new innovation for filling water bottles?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEPz2Y0G6jw
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