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Bottled Water Should Be Banned

Resource Issues EUT - Awareness Campaign
by

Yasmin Gurm

on 5 January 2014

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Transcript of Bottled Water Should Be Banned

Would you drink from a plastic water bottle?
Is plastic REALLY that fantastic?
1000
It Affects
YOUR
Health
convenience
- linked to obesity, diabetes, hyperactivity and breast cancer
It Affects
OUR
World
brita BPA-free water filtering pitchers
The time in years that it takes one plastic water bottle to decompose
17,000,000
The amount of oil in barrels used to create plastic bottles annually
1,500,000
The amount of waste in metric tonnes created by plastic water bottles annually
What is put into a plastic water bottle?
why do we buy plastic water bottles?
perceived obsolescence
only source of clean water for some areas
fast, easy to access, disposable
bottling companies deduce that tap water isn't safe for drinking
tap water in some regions contain deadly bacteria or viruses
3
Times the amount of water it takes to make a plastic bottle than to fill it
Did you know?
alternatives
Story of Bottled Water
social
health
encourages people to drink water as appose to sweetened drinks
Annie Leonard
it looks better to have plastic water bottles (eg. Fiji, Evian) than tap water
plastic water bottles?

it's
your
choice.
glass pitchers
Camelbak BPA-free reusable plastic bottles
SIGG reusable metal water bottles
for large quantities
for large quantities
Phthalates
Bisphenol A
for personal use
for personal use
Water Bobble BPA-free water filtering bottles
for personal use
highly toxic chemicals are used to make plastic bottles durable and low-cost
it takes a lot of oil to make plastic, which depletes this valuable non-renewable resource
most plastic bottles end up in the ocean or in landfills and aren't recycled
Antimony
incinerating used plastic water bottles produces toxic byproducts including chlorine gas and ash that contains heavy metals
these billions of bottles take up valuable landfill space, leak toxic additives into the groundwater and take a prodigious 1,000 years to biodegrade, if ever.
plastic bottles are very unsustainable and designed for the dump, as it takes a lot of resources to produce, but can be thrown away in a blink of an eye.
-affects brain, behaviour, development of fetuses
Bisphenol A
-mimics hormones in the body
planned obsolescence?
Phthalates
-mimics hormones in the body
-found in little bits of plastic
-miniscule amounts affect the development of fetuses in the womb
in other words, planned obsolescence means that the plastic bottles were designed for the dump. the only goal of water bottling companies is to make money. they don't care about the environment or your health. after we consume the water in the bottle, we throw it away without even thinking about the consequences or ways to reuse the bottle.
Antimony
toxic chemicals leach into the water when exposed to heat, causing the common "plastic-y" taste.
-small doses cause dizziness or depression
-large doses can cause nausea, vomiting, or death
By: Yasmin & Kerry-Ann
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