Essay Plastic vs. Reusable Water Bottles

842 Words Mar 28th, 2013 4 Pages
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
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Buying a plastic water bottle from the vending machine or store usually cost $1.00 to $2.00. Imagine buying a plastic water bottle from school that cost $1.00. You think to yourself “that’s not much” but think again. If you buy one water every day for one year it will add up to $365.00 and that’s an abundant amount of money just for water! But if you buy a reusable water bottle which cost roughly about $20.00 it will save you over $300! $20.00 may seem like a lot at the time but think about the future and how it will affect your finances. The recommended eight glasses of water a day, at U.S. tap rates equals about$.49 per year; that same amount of bottled water is about $1400 (Fishman). That is a drastic change which is why we should by reusable water bottles. Buying a plastic water bottle costs a lot of money but if you want to save switch to a reusable water bottle! Reusable water bottles are better for the environment other people think that plastic water bottles are better because they have a lower carbon footprint and they have better water. Mr. Jeffrey, Nestle Waters CEO believes that plastic water bottles leave less of a carbon footprint. Although this is correct it is only partially correct! The reason for this is because metal takes more energy to turn into a container but if you add the amount of plastic water bottles the factories make in a year eventually the energy used to make the plastic water bottles overcomes the energy of the reusable metal water

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