Plastic vs. Reusable Water Bottles

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Nallely Krutina
March 5, 2013
Mr. Monroe-2
Persuasive Essay

Plastic Water Bottles Vs. Reusable Water Bottles

Water, a very important factor in our daily lives, is used for multiple reasons such as taking a shower to drinking it. Water is essential for our bodies because it helps us with our digestion, temperature control, and structure. We have become dependable on bottled water, whether it is plastic or reusable. Today in society we have been tricked by manufacturing companies that all water that is from the tap is bad. These companies have convinced us to just buy a plastic water bottle from the vending machine or store. Although we presume we are getting ‘cleaner water’ we don’t realize how this impacts the environment. An alternative to plastic water bottles is reusable water bottles which I think is better for everyone. I think reusable water bottles are better to use because it is better for the environment and it saves money!

By using reusable water bottles it can help the environment in many ways. Reusable water bottles save more energy than a plastic water bottle. Reusable water bottles such as stainless steel and aluminum save the amount of energy that we would use in a plastic water bottle. A plastic water bottle goes through a lot before it reaches our mouth; factories have to produce the bottle, bottle it, transport it, deliver it, and refrigerate it. On banthebottle.net Charles Fishman states that the energy we waste using bottled water would be enough to power 190,000 homes! Another way it helps the environment is because it helps lessen the oil pollution. Oil is used as energy for many types of machinery to produce and bottle the plastic water bottles. When factories make a plastic water bottle it requires a lot of energy or also known as oil. When we use a reusable water bottle we do use energy but we save energy compared to if we would buy a bottle every day. By buying reusable water bottles we get closer to saving the environment...
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