The Dangers Of Bottled Water

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Did you know that it takes about 1/4 of the bottle filled with oil just to make the bottle? That means that it takes more than 17 million barrels of oil to produce these plastic bottles. In my opinion, I think that tap water is more safe for us to drink and also, more safe for the environment. Human Safety is one of the major problems with bottled water and tap water. Bottled water does not contain any toxins or chemicals that are bad for humans. Bottled water does not make tap water toxic if poured in. It also has to go through many different processes to make it good for us. Another one of the major problems of bottled water is all the resources used to make the bottle. Like I said before, it takes about 1/4 of the bottle filled with oil just to make the bottle. It also takes around 3.4 mega joules of energy to make a typical one-liter plastic bottle, cap, and packaging.…show more content…
Almost eight out of ten end up in a landfill or incinerator. Also, Hundreds of millions end up as litter on roads, beaches, streams, and other waterways. Taxpayers pay hundred millions of dollars each year in disposal and litter cleanup costs. In conclusion, tap water is the better choice over bottled water. Bottled water has to go through so many processes to make it safe for us to drink. It also takes so much of our resources, some including fossil fuels, to make the bottle, which does not seem right. We have to spend money to dispose bottled water that people discard and
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