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

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?

Plastic bottles are polluting the environmentPlastic bottles are polluting the environment

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.

Remember tap water is free!Remember tap water is free!

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!

A Brita water filter will reduce the number of plastic bottles in your houseA Brita water filter will reduce the number of plastic bottles in your house

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!!!

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SnowflakeAngelKitten
As I said, what you think is entirely up to you. I think soon I'll make a story saying my self-confidence. :rainbow
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heckinmemes
i have a feeling it's bad that i think your life is great compared to mine
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Eri-Prime
"SnowflakeAngelKitten" wrote: Lot's of people in my life know that I'm energetic, usually happy, I fangirl a lot, and I have a smile all the time. But do you really think my life is only like that? Well, let me enlighten you on my struggles. During school: 6:00 A.M. Wake up 7:15 A.M. Be ready to leave 7:30 A.M. Go to school and be chided about my forgetfulness 7:35 A.M. Get on the bus 7:36 - 8:10 A.M. Get by when everyone around me made me feel overly uncomfortable 8:15 A.M. Go to locker Some time after locker time - 8:29 A.M. Get stressed out by guys in my class that antagonize me 8:30 A.M. - 3:15 P.M. Get by with everyone giving me drama I do  not want in my life 3:16 P.M. Go and get on the bus Time on the bus - 3:30 P.M. Feel uncomfortable with end-of-the-day action 3:31 P.M. Go home to start on homework Time afterwards Be bombarded with responsibilities that are hard to keep up with 9:00 P.M. Go to sleep During Summer: Wake up Take a shower Get breakfast Read Role-play Dinner Watch NCIS Role-play From waking up - Role-play Session #2 Have brothers and dad that keep on giving me stress Have older brother tell me about every single terrible thing that is worth discriminating me about Go to bed Have an insane and weird dream As you can see, I have daily struggles. Here are what keeps me with a smile and a happy attitude: Have a love for being around others Reading Role-playing Fangirling Optimism Easily humored This is my life. Whether or not you think that it's worth sharing is up to you. Just wanting to let y'all know. Have a great day! Wow, what a life. Hope you don't get stressed out anymore! 5.00: Wake up 6.00: School 7.15: Locker, chat with my pals(girls) and buddies(boys). 7:30: Super talkative class. 8.00: FUN! Awesome teachers, except for my math teacher. (He is terrifying) 9.30: Recess and get your phone confiscated. Woooo. 10:00: back to class. Urgh. 3.00: HOME SWEET HOME! Get jumped on by a dog and greeted by a cat. 4:00: Finally get the dog of me. 4.15:homework with a cat on my lap. 5.00_7.00: Blog, forums, hang out, walk the dog with my buddies. 10.00: sleep *Fireflies plays in background* Yeah, that's my 'boring' life.
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SnowflakeAngelKitten
Lot's of people in my life know that I'm energetic, usually happy, I fangirl a lot, and I have a smile all the time. But do you really think my life is only like that? Well, let me enlighten you on my struggles. During school: 6:00 A.M. Wake up 7:15 A.M. Be ready to leave 7:30 A.M. Go to school and be chided about my forgetfulness 7:35 A.M. Get on the bus 7:36 - 8:10 A.M. Get by when everyone around me made me feel overly uncomfortable 8:15 A.M. Go to locker Some time after locker time - 8:29 A.M. Get stressed out by guys in my class that antagonize me 8:30 A.M. - 3:15 P.M. Get by with everyone giving me drama I do  not want in my life 3:16 P.M. Go and get on the bus Time on the bus - 3:30 P.M. Feel uncomfortable with end-of-the-day action 3:31 P.M. Go home to start on homework Time afterwards Be bombarded with responsibilities that are hard to keep up with 9:00 P.M. Go to sleep During Summer: Wake up Take a shower Get breakfast Read Role-play Dinner Watch NCIS Role-play From waking up - Role-play Session #2 Have brothers and dad that keep on giving me stress Have older brother tell me about every single terrible thing that is worth discriminating me about Go to bed Have an insane and weird dream As you can see, I have daily struggles. Here are what keeps me with a smile and a happy attitude: Have a love for being around others Reading Role-playing Fangirling Optimism Easily humored This is my life. Whether or not you think that it's worth sharing is up to you. Just wanting to let y'all know. Have a great day!
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"JazzyRox" wrote: "Eri-Prime" wrote: TRUST ME. There used to be more.   Really? I Just looked it up and Here is what i found....: At the dawn of agriculture, about 8000 B.C., the population of the world was approximately 5 million. Over the 8,000-year period up to 1 A.D. it grew to 200 million (some estimate 300 million or even 600, suggesting how imprecise population estimates of early historical periods can be), with a growth rate of under 0.05% per year. A tremendous change occurred with the industrial revolution: whereas  it had taken all of human history until around 1800 for world population to reach one billion , the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), and the fifth billion in only 13 years (1987). During the 20th century alone, the population in the world has grown from 1.65 billion to 6 billion. In 1970, there were roughly half as many people in the world as there are now. Because of declining growth rates, it will now take over 200 years to double again. So, There are definitely more people on earth now...huh?  Bravo
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