The Death of Bottled Water

May 24, 2008 Published under Environment

The astronomical rise in plastic bottle consumption must be giving every thoughtful person some pause.  Fox News, which nobody would confuse as a bastion of progressive causes, has been earnestly tackling this issue, with reporters visibly concerned – as citizens who think about the environmental hazards that come with such wasteful production. 

Think about it: We are manufacturing a whole plastic container that will take well over 500 years to decompose (if at all), for just one fleeting serving of water that could be consumed from a faucet, a glass, or a carry-on container without creating that waste.

Bottled water is extremely convenient, so it won’t die all too soon.  But it should become more of a social stigma as the landfills fill up.  And eventually other solutions will help decrease over-consumption of these bottles.

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