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I was recently introduced to Hydro Flask in class by my environmental science professor what an amazing product it was. The main reason why she brought it to our attention and why I wanted to share this among to my readers because it’s a reusable stainless water bottle. Now, what does this have to do with any of us? Well, first and foremost it’s the healthiest route we can all implement in our daily lives to avoid any dangerous disease we might get from plastic water bottles.
Let me start by explaining why we should avoid plastic water bottles such as these:
Number 1: Big companies such as nestle and coca cola for instance, use water trucks to pump huge amount of water in states such as Maine, and tax common people for their own profit.
Now, you may ask where am I receiving all of these information? There’s a great video I watched in class called Tapped , which looks into the bottled water industry. As the researchers find out how harmful plastic bottled waters are to the economically and ecologically. A very disturbing result caught my attention from the experiment was that the results came back showing “several potentially harmful chemicals, some known carcinogens”. The documentary also focused on the amount of bottles that are recycled, noting that “Forty percent of bottled water is really just filtered tap water, and every day we throw away 30 million single-served bottles of water as plastic waste.
This definitely made me feel very disappointed and ashamed of what these big companies do to common people. Even different types of bottled waters can be very harmful to us in the long run.
Why? Because it can still contain BPA also known as Bisphenol A this chemical is not only harmful to us but to animals.
Number 2: When there’s a way there’s a will!
There are many ways we can avoid plastic bottled waters. I will list a few ways to improve our lives to help the environment become sustainable again, but solely it is up to us to stay committed for a change to occur in the long run.
- We can drink tapped water. Why? Because our government tests the water to insure it’s safe for us to use.
- We have insulated beverage bottles we can now use! There are several companies that produces these types of bottles that can be affordable. For instance, Takeya water bottle costs for two 40 Oz in Costco for only $34.99 I don’t know about you but this to me is a huge steal! and affordable! Hydro Flask sells many different types of bottles: insulated water bottle, coffee, and even beer!
- Lastly, I can’t express this enough but we must RECYCLE is one of the key factors we can do to help our environment. Not enough people recycle their plastic bottled water, the 32 Oz coca cola we use for parties, even detergent soaps the plastic it comes in we must recycle.
Keep this mind, it only takes about 5-10% of the nation to help improve our planet. I hope this article inspires you to subconsciously or consciously make better decisions. I, myself is guilty of purchasing bottled waters since its very convenient. Just remember, one step at a time everyone! Small changes will lead us to bigger improvements!
What water bottle are you using?