Kw-logo-smaller

H2O So You Know-Plastic Water Bottles: Bad For The Environment

Choose Tap Water Over Bottles

We want all you kids out there to always remember to drink a lot of water and stay hydrated. However, if you mainly drink your water out of plastic water bottles, we want you to stop sipping for a moment and think about WHY you do it.

Plastic water bottles are definitely convenient. You can buy them pretty much everywhere, in every convenience store, every shopping mall, every movie theatre and even out of vending machines across the country. But what about the environmental impact of all that plastic?

Most folks drink their bottled water on the go and there is no convenient way to recycle the plastic bottles. In 2003, about 40 million bottles a day went into the trash or became litter. These billions of bottles take up valuable landfill space, leak toxic chemicals into the groundwater and take a whopping 1,000 years to biodegrade, if ever.


The high price of bottled water is not for the water but, in reality, to pay for the cost of the bottling, packaging, shipping, marketing, retailing and transporting it all over the globe. Next time you pick up a bottle of water, think about the distance the water in that bottle has traveled before it hits your lips.


BELIEVE IT: TAP WATER IS CLEANER THAN BOTTLED WATER
If you believe in the myth that the water that comes out of the tap in your kitchen sink isn’t as clean as water you buy from the store in a plastic bottle, YOU’RE 100% WRONG. In fact, tap water is highly regulated in terms of its cleanliness and safety by our governments; NO ONE REGULATES THE COMPANIES THAT PUT WATER INTO PLASTIC BOTTLES, possibly making it much less safe, clean and healthy than the water that comes from your kitchen sink.


Not to mention, tap water is pretty much free for the taking – a WHOLE LOT CHEAPER than the bottled kind.


Tap Into Alternatives
If you’re still not so keen on drinking water straight from the tap, there are other things you can do than buying water in plastic bottles. Why not ask your mom and dad to make a one-time purchase of a filter – either one for your sink that converts tap water into filtered water automatically or a Brita Water Filter, which is plastic jug with an attached filter on top that you fill with regular old tap water. The water drips through the filter and into the clear jug below and VOILA! Filtered “tap” water whenever you want it!


The other thing you (and every member of your family and all of your friends) should do is invest (one time) in a reusable, portable metal water container you can fill up at home and take with you whenever you go.


And if you do happen to buy a plastic bottle, just remember to recycle it!!!


Related Stories:
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

yaverleaf11

yaverleaf11 wrote:

Wow
commented: Thu Nov 14, 2013

InfinityAndBeyondxP
I drink from both but mainly the tap.
commented: Thu Nov 14, 2013

YourNotAMistake
What they said..
commented: Thu Oct 24, 2013

there are 18 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

F1012441464196

Most Impressive Water Record?

  • Longest pee.
  • Most liquid snorted out of the nose.
  • Longest strand of phlegm (snot.)
  • Largest slurpee consumption in 2 minutes.

related stories

Healthy, fun and refreshing Aquajuice 67 by Calypso wants every kid out there to know that surfin...

Random in the forums

iamalive
iamalive posted in Say Anything:
"Storm04" wrote:im just saying that one time i went on chat and one thing after another kept popping up and i can never understand whats going on so thats why i just dont go on chat and think its stupid! that is the chatbox this is the chat thread  big difference m8
reply 1 minute
iamalive
iamalive posted in Say Anything:
become an idiot yourself and then you won't even realize that the other idiots are being idiots
reply 3 minutes
Storm04
Storm04 posted in Say Anything:
im just saying that one time i went on chat and one thing after another kept popping up and i can never understand whats going on so thats why i just dont go on chat and think its stupid!
reply 9 minutes
Nimsajeay
Nimsajeay posted in Say Anything:
"SparkleWolf" wrote:Awesome! Thanks Nim! You're welcome! 
reply 10 minutes
Nimsajeay
Nimsajeay posted in Say Anything:
"AlphaT" wrote: "Nimsajeay" wrote: "AlphaT" wrote: "naruto200" wrote: It doesn't take much to create a good professional looking logo. Just draw letters in a creative way. I wish I knew how to. I want to make a Best In The World sigbar/userbar that's a bit more creative than the one I have now. I could do it, but it'll have a "Made by Nimsajeay" thingy on it. xD  That would be fine :) You could if you want to. I'm not sure what input you need me to have in it though. Sorry for my late response.  I won't be able to do it today, probably, as I'm busy.  But I'll be able to do it soon.  Just tell me a few colors you want me to incorporate, if you want any pictures, the exact text, and if you have a preferred font.  
reply 11 minutes

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

Big_icon_(7)

Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

Hour-of-code-tumb

Millions of Students will be doing an Hour of Code with Tynker December 8th-14th...

Big_icon_(4)

You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

Big_icon_(6)

The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!