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Andrew820
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lord_megatron
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Glass bottles should replace plastic bottles

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Started: 5/21/2016 Category: Health
Updated: 9 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Andrew820

Pro

Here are my reasons
1. Glass bottles are easier to clean and will not be thrown away easily. People will throw away plastic bottles after using, that's a waste.
2. Some of the plastic bottles are made with polycarbonate plastic. Polycarbonate plastic is now known to leach a compound called bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical that mimics estrogen in the body and thus may cause developmental hormonal disruptions in young children.
lord_megatron

Con

These sources say that USA uses 1500 plastic bottles on average per second, and in 2010, 42.6 billion plastic bottles were produced. Glass bottles would be too costly and can't replace plastic. Many people will die of dehyration because of your stupid idea. Increase the character limit!
http://www.treehugger.com...
http://www.container-recycling.org...;
Debate Round No. 1
Andrew820

Pro

Plastic bottles are not hygiene enough. If the plastic bottles have a tiny gap, bacteria & viruses can hide in there and get into our body. Also,plastic is not biodegradable, but photodegradable. And in reality, most plastic does not ever disappear, but becomes long-lasting "plastic dust". When items like plastic bottles break down, they readily soak up (and release) toxins that then contaminate soil and water, as well as harming animals that ingest plastic fragments.
lord_megatron

Con

You will be the death of us all. If water was sold in plastic bottles, people would be forced to drink tap water and use other containers. You just can't produce enough glass to meet the demand. What's more, glass is extremely fragile and will break if I drop it, but plastic bottles won't. I know plastic bottles harm the environment, but glass bottles would take up even more energy and resources, which would do equal or more damage to the environment. Plastic bottles for life!
Debate Round No. 2
Andrew820

Pro

First, I think you don't know that price of bottled water is 1000 times more than tap water, and you can boil the tap water and pour it into glass cups.
Second, aluminium cans are also a choice to replace plastic and many drinks are packed with aluminium cans. They are large amount produced.
Lastly, plastic can't smelt so they exist in this world for more than 1000 years at least. But glass and aluminium can be smelted down and change into something new.
THE END
lord_megatron

Con

You can't say use aluminium, you have chosen to use glass to replace plastic bottles. Cans and bottles are nearly same. Plastic can be recycled and reused, glass once broken isn't reusable. Plastic is more durable than glass. Tap water needs to be boiled in certain areas to be drinkable, which would increase fuel consumption. Plus, plastic bottles can't be used as a weapon, but glass bottles can shed blood. Glass can reflect light and cause distraction, plastic can't. Overall, vote for con
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Andrew820 9 months ago
Andrew820
I want only 500 characters. Can u change? No!
Posted by Andrew820 9 months ago
Andrew820
I want only 500 characters. Can u change? No!
Posted by lord_megatron 9 months ago
lord_megatron
Start the debate on the same topic with a higher character limit. I have more points
Posted by Andrew820 9 months ago
Andrew820
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Posted by lord_megatron 9 months ago
lord_megatron
Times were old, glass was affordable. Nowadays governments won't give money for us to give back glass bottles, and glass is costlier than plastic. Plus, dropping a glass bottle in a public place would cause injuries.
Posted by veli 9 months ago
veli
Plastic bottles were not used for water in the country I was raised. This "modern" trend started when the first unhealthy drinks were introduced to the market in the 90's. People from the earlier modernised countries might feel unsure if this is reasonable, but honestly it is very possible to live like that. I must say there was almost zero waste, all glass was reused, given back at local depots (every store selling you product in glass was also a collection point) and you were given some credit for it, unlike now, when you have to pay the council to collect your recycling... Life was simplified and you don't feel guilty for doing the wrong thing to the planet. We also had very few types of fizzy drinks, which says a lot about today's health concerns. We had glass yoghurt jars too. And not really any hormone issues and obesity. Changing the world needs to start somewhere, step by step and it just means doing the right thing. There are always obstacles, but people have to stick together to achieve something and adjust to new better ways. Or are they just old proven better ways, that worked with no problem for so long... surely if it was so big problem humans would have invented the plastic bottle much earlier. Honestly, it is not the most amazing invention and there are always other ways.
Posted by lord_megatron 9 months ago
lord_megatron
WHY SO LOW cHARACTER LIMIT????
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