I will be accepting the Con side of this debate and make an argument as to why banning plastic water bottles would be a terrible decision. I will make my arguments in the next round and rebuttals in the last round.
While I agree that plastic is a harmful substance, permanently banning the use of plastic water bottles is not a great idea. There are too many factors that would cause more harm than good. Recycle should instead be the argument. Plastic bottles are useful especially to those who spend a majority of their time outside. Not everyone is capable of remembering to carry around a bottle much less keep from losing it. Water bottles are a cheap way making sure everyone is hydrated.