If your family is like many in the United States, unloading the week’s groceries includes hauling a case or two of bottled water into your home. On your way to a soccer game or activity, it’s easy to grab a cold one right out of the fridge/cooler, But all those plastic bottles use a lot of fossil fuels and pollute the environment. In fact, America buy’s more bottled water than any other nation in the world, adding 29 billion water bottles a year to the problem. In order to make all these bottles, manufacturers use 17 million barrels of crude oil. That’s enough oil to keep a million cars going for twelve months. Plastic consumption is to reach 297.5 million tons by the end of 2015, and it is 2017 so it doubled up (2 years).
Before the 20 century and especially before the 1980s, humans did not need plastic. They used glasses to drink their water and paper or cloth bags to carry groceries. Toys weren't wrapped up in an almost impenetrable fortress of plastic, reusable water bottles were carried and washed, food was bought and prepared fresh. But of course it's easier to grab a water bottle and toss it wherever you please when you're done pretending it just disappears and is no longer your problem. But this is our problem, and it takes 100 years for that menial little bottle to decompose. We've already began to run out of land to properly dispose of plastic which is why it is ending up in our oceans killing marine life and devestating the natural beauty of our planet. There are beaches in Hawaii literally covered in 7 feet of plastic. My question to our leaders is what will our planet look like when you leave it to your grandchildren? Will there be any sacred, natural beauty left for them to cherish? How much is your convenience really worth?
Plastic water bottles have known carcinogens that greatly increase breast cancer probabilities in both men and women. There are a disgusting amount being used and whether they can be recycled or not they will never degrade into the earth and will continue to be a major source of pollution because people are lazy and purely use them for convenience purposes. This is not a task for the people to stop using them on their own, the government NEEDS to step in and eliminate this option and replace it with biodegradable packaging so people don't have the option to use these anymore. There are methods that can be used that could cause little to no impact on the environment simply by changing the packaging that is being used. Whether we should or should not, a plastic water bottle or a bag is convenient and easy and we are going to continue to use them and dig ourselves an even deeper hole than we are already in. I don't think it is enough to tell people to make these individual choices in their lives because they aren't making them, and I am just as guilty as the next person of using these bottles when I am thirsty, because hey. What's one really going to harm?
According to Russo, Wall Street Journal Oct. 2012, plastic bags cannot be recycled. Efforts to increase bag recycling with take-back programs, for instance, have shown minimal success to date. Alternatives on the other hand, for instance, aluminum cans, are great and can be recycled. But plastic bags are minimally "recycled" according to SunTimes.Com
Water bottles can be recycled into many different things. Rinse them out and reuse again, use them as bird feeders, humming bird feeders, make funnels out of them ect..
Even though plastic bags can be reused, as trash bags or even lunch bags they need to be banned. There are to many trash bags on the streets and polluting to include contaminating our water where we get our fishing foods from. This is then on passed into the food that are caught and sometime that we eat if, not found during the cleaning process before sold to the public.
People can buy recyclable tote bags, milk crates or carry handle baskets to use for grocery items that you can just leave in your car. At least the bags won't be all of over the streets and in our water.
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Dehydration will happen Some people can't afford real bottles and plastic bottles are cheaper. It's not fair to the public. Litter is mainly the only real problem but otherwise plastic bottles are fine. Plastic bags keep food and other things organized. I don't think a ban is necessary. We need plastic water bottles for everyday things like fitness and sports.
Some people can't afford real bottles and plastic bottles are cheaper. It's not fair to the public. Litter is mainly the only real problem but otherwise plastic bottles are fine. Plastic bags keep food and other things organized. I don't think a ban is necessary. We need plastic water bottles for everyday things like fitness and sports.
Plastic is light and strong while at the same time flexible. In many cases plastic is even see through. From carrying items to drinking water and conserving water we need plastic. We also need it because it can be used as an inexpensive alternative to materials that are becoming scarce.
Plastic bags and bottles are beneficial to us my friends and me found a website that teaches you how to make things out of plastic bags and bottles. It says that you can make things like a birdhouse, soda cannons and other things that could be very fun to make.