The purpose of this recommendation report is to change the drinking habit of habitants of college park. The recommendation report will define the harmful effects linked to the overuse of bottled water and propose solutions to overcome the harmful effects. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), “Americans drink twice as much bottled water today as they did ten years ago” (Bottled). The majority of these consumers are not aware of the negative effects the production and consumption of bottled water has on the environment, natural resources, and consumers. Many consumers have turned to bottled water because of their reservations about the safety and quality of tap water. However, research has indicated that tap water is a safe and a better alternative to bottled water. Many researchers have found tap water to be healthier than bottled water. If the community’s lack of knowledge concerning bottled water and tap water persists, the destruction of the environment will continue to increase at a growing rate. Problems statement
Over the recent years, consumers have been misinformed about quality of tap water. The consumers believe tap water is inferior to bottled water. Some of that belief is due to certain events like the 1993 Milwaukee cryptosporidium outbreak that infected more than 400,000 city residents and some is simply the fear mongering and advertising tactics bottled water companies use to gain customers (All about water 1). Bottled water companies, promising a purer, healthier water product than tap water, have expanded exponentially in order to supply growing demands for quality drinking water. The fact is, generally, tap water is just as safe, clean, and healthy as bottled water. As a result of the misconception about tap water, society has greatly increased its consumption of bottled water and in the year 2003, Americans alone spent more than $7 billion on bottled water at an average cost of more than $1 a bottle (All about...
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