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Water Bottles

AMST 344

Andres Camacho

on 9 April 2013

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Transcript of Water Bottles

2. A social justice issue Looking Forward Production Impacts Sales "Environmental
Arbitrage" Water bottles as: An Environmental Issue:
a look at our oceans Water
Bottles: Welcome to Throwaway-ville Huge Price Mark Up What is more expensive? Bottled water or tap water? Stretch Blow Molding And the
of plastic Resources Bottled water through the ages http://www.nestle-watersna.com/content/Documents/swf/timeline.swf Status Throwaway
Culture Go Green What is the name of the plastic used for consumer water bottles? PET: Polyethylene Terephthalate Necessary raw material: OIL How many barrels of oil
are used for water
bottle production every year? What kind of marketing messages have you seen for bottled water? Global Consumption of bottled water goes up 10% each year Consumption
Facts America is now drinking more bottled water than milk or beer. A 2009 Gallup poll said that 84% of people worry a “great deal” or a “fair amount’ about polluted drinking water Values portrayed by bottled water
companies VS. 40% of bottled
water is taken
from municipal
sources 1. Environmental Issue
2. Social Justice Issue
3. Economic Waste 1. 3. Economic Waste On a price per
weight basis
plastic is more
expensive than
steal 10.5 million tons
of plastic waste
a year Great Pacific
Garbage Patch Do you have a preference? Viewing waste as: "Above ground Mines" Play from 1:23 How do you think we can reduce the negative impacts of using plastic? Object Analysis Sociological/Culture Semiotics Marxist/Economic
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