With more time comes more population and with more population comes more usage of plastic bottles that will forever be a part of our environment.
Oil, one of our world’s non-renewable resources, is used abundantly in the creation of plastic water bottles.
The average 24 pack of plastic water bottles from Wal-Mart is about $5.00, give or take a little bit depending on the brand.
Remember that only 14% of all plastic water bottles are actually recycled (Knopper, 37).
These environmentally friendly, healthy plastic water bottles are $1.99 for a half a liter bottle and $47.76 per 24 pack, along with a buy two get one free special on the 24 packs (Alkame Water, 2013).
While the price is steep, alkame plastic water bottles have the ability to reduce the environmental impact that traditional plastic water bottles have caused in the past.A reusable stainless steel water bottle from amazon can range from -28; depending on the amount of liquid they hold (Advertisement, 2013).A stainless steel water bottle pays for itself in less than six cases of water.In conclusion, plastic water bottles never completely leave our environment.They can cause humans long term physical harm through chemicals that leak into our water from plastic water bottles.Some plastics that should be avoided are polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, and polycarbonate (Mc Randle, 2004).Even the Grand Canyon realizes how awful plastic water bottles are for the environment.An alarming fact that many Americans know is that the plastic used to make water bottles has chemicals that leak into the water we drink and can cause cancer.So not only are plastic water bottles killing our environment; they are also killing us. The actual cost of a plastic water bottle is more than most people might think.More than thirty thousand dollars has been spent to create about twelve water stations throughout the park designed for people to fill up their reusable water bottles, instead of using plastic water bottles that will get thrown away (Fonseca, 2011).Not only the Grand Canyon National Park is getting away from using plastic water bottles, but so are Zion and Hawaii National Parks (Fonseca, 2011).