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Total Votes:1089
Ended:02/04/12
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Ban Plastic Water Bottles

Some people think that bottled water is bad for consumers and should only be used in situations such as disasters when no other clean water is available.  (Problems: Pollution, Shipping, BPA contamination, unfair profits, water mining, etc.) http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/5-reasons-not-to-drink-bottled-water

Others believe that it is a natural and healthy portable drink and that it is good for the economy for the companies to make big profits. http://www.nestlewaterscorporate.com/bottled_water_things_to_know/

If you are on the left side of the room – No            If you are on the right side of the room - Yes

You need to research and cite at least 2 facts to support your opinion.  They must be different than the facts that have already been posted.  Write at least one well thought out paragraph supported by your facts citing websites that are reliable and valid

Yes Emergencies Only

Side Score: 367
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No Bad For the Economy

Side Score: 311
10 points

Bottled water produces up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year. Plastic requires up to 47 million gallons of oil per year to produce. And while the plastic used to bottle beverages is of high quality and in demand by recyclers, over 80 percent of plastic bottles are simply thrown away.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
10 points

If you don’t save the bottled water for an emergency you are not thinking about later you are thinking about now. You are drinking bottled water when you don’t even need to. Bottle water and tap water is the same thing. Bottled water-has more waste and you have to pay for it. Tap water-has all the same things as bottled except no price and no waste

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
10 points

The other side is only posting song lyrics! That has nothing to do with water!

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
9 points

Water bottles are bad. Water bottles are bad because it causes pollution. Also some people sell water battles that have bacteria in it depending on were they get the water. Water bottles also cost more than tap water. Water systems are aging and remains hundreds of chemical contaminants in the water.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
9 points

By: James Belbin

Plastic Water bottles are made from crude oil that contains toxic chemicals once that is drawing some concern is BPA. BPA is a chemical that is produced from oil and used in bottle water companies to create the polycarbonate bottle. This chemical in repetitive studies has shown to alter the hormones in the bodies of many animals, humans and rats a like. BPA when it alters the hormones in your body many things can happen, your hormones control how your body works, and reacts to new situations. The BPA Chemical in these studies has shown studies to increase obesity in young children and teens by slowing down their metabolism, in many occurrences BPA has been the cause of cancer tumors in lab experiments on rats and mice. In recent years the number of children that have contracted diabetes has increased, similar enough the bottle water out is has increased too, combined with water scares that say the tap water is bad, many mother are feeding their children with bottle water instead of tap water. In a study in 1995 done by a British research team, found that children who had been diagnosed with Diabetes had high levels of BPA in their blood around the time they were diagnosed. The researchers had concluded that the BPA chemical was to blame for the children’s contraction of this disease.

Another point to add is not all plastics are made with the use of BPA, Plastics are classified in different levels 1-7. Plastics objects made with recycle-ability of 1-5 are made with very very small amounts of BPA, nothing to be worried about, but water bottles are made with 6 and 7 levels. When a bottle is made with 6 and 7 the BPA chemicals are not removed from the plastics during the processing unlike 1-5 which the chemicals are burned off. The bottles are safe for a small period of time after processing, but after a few weeks the BPA chemicals start to seep into the water, which is then drank by consumers. In conclusion BPA is being consumed by many people world wide everyday from drinking water from a bottle, predicted by researchers: in the next 10-15 years the world will be suffering from numerous health problems.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/(SICI)1096-9136(199708)14:8<693::AID-DIA412>3.0.CO;2-T/abstract 1096-9136(199708)14:8<693::AID-DIA412>3.0.CO;2-T/abstract)

http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/5-reasons-not-to-drink-bottled-water

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A#Health_effects (for research studies and statistics)

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
8 points

A drop of water is worth more than a sack of gold to a thirsty man

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
8 points

Plastic can kill many types of fish species. There have been 26 pieces of fish found in one single fish. Fish are extremly vital to the environment as a food source for birds which eat bugs therfore the cycle of life.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
8 points

Bottled water is not strictly regulated while tap water is, so you have no idea what you are drinking when you drink bottled water.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
8 points

Water bottle usage, although maybe a leading corporate industry, is not worth making the environment worse than it already is. These bottles will not start to decompose for another 700 years.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
7 points

In this day and age, people drink water from plastic bottles. This action arouses much conflict because people of many concerns. Where do these bottles go? How is it different from regular tap water? The answers to these questions are what stir up the arguments. In 2008 alone, almost 2.5 million tons of plastic bottles and jars were disposed of. Where does this all go? Over ten percent of that winds up in the ocean. Tap water compared to bottled water very controversial. The fact of the matter is that tap water is cleaner, cheaper, and healthier than bottled water, making it senseless to drink bottled water. Lastly, over 90% of the cost of a bottle of water is the bottle itself.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
7 points

Ok so in real life bottled water is just purified tap water now people know that but still bye bottled water when they could be saving money and convert to purified tap water. But do these people really know where they are getting there water from, yah a store but before that. It comes from a pond or lake and just transformed to purified water and made into something you already have at home. Bottled water can cost up to 10,000 times more per gallon than tap water. Nearly 90 percent of water bottles are not recycled and wind up in landfills where it takes thousands of years for the plastic to decompose. But the worst part is the fact that all the leading brands and others use lake or tap water that ends up drying lakes and drying up the earth and most people don't notice this and the others have usually tried and failed but if we all work together we can all Ban Water unless there is a reason too. Like if there is no clean water left, etc. So next time you drink a bottle of Fiji water or Dasani water just remember that is coming from either tap or a lake.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
6 points

Yes I do feel that the consumption of water bottles should not be allowed anywhere unless in the case of emergency. Plastic bottles can leak chemicals after a period of time. Water bottles also are almost never recycled, and end up in landfills which lead to pollution of our environment. They take 700 years to start to decompose. 90% of the cost is the bottle itself... The water is usually tap water, and is not regulated. Even if tap water is dirty, you can easily clean it out with leaves, moss, and some water cleanser. Nearly one in five tested water bottles have bacteria anyway.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
6 points

Water bottles should be banned except for times of an emergency because they can be harmful to peoples health as. Tap water is actually cleaner, cheaper and healthier than store-bought water. Tap, unlike Bottled water, is tested and regulated to make sure it is clean for people to use and drink. Bottled water is not regulated in this way and does not get tested as often. Because of this, bottled water is not as clean and healthy as people seem to believe. Also, the products used to make the plastic bottles can cause cancer. The chemicals in the plastic can leach into the water over time, and they pose a serious health risk to those who drink it. Water bottles should only be used in times when no other clean water is available. Why buy water bottles with so many health risks when you could have healthy and clean (tap) water for free?

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
6 points

Bottled water should be only used for emergencies weather it be natural or human disaster. To help people in need and not pollute in the environment and harm habitats by dumping in the ocean or in landfills. Plastic doesn’t decompose so in that case do not use on for emergencies.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
6 points

Yeah I have a bottle of water next to me its no bid deal!

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
LipsDip Disputed
1 point

Your the BIGGEST Hippocratic i have EVER seen yeh i said it

Side: No Bad For the Economy
5 points

Estimates variously place worldwide bottled water sales at between $50 and $100 billion each year, with the market expanding at the startling annual rate of 7 percent. Bottled water is big business. But in terms of sustainability, bottled water is a dry well.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
5 points

Plastic water bottles also are the most prevalent source of pollution found on beaches. The plastic can harm animals and disrupt sea life. 38 million plastic bottles go to the dump per year in America from bottled water alone, causing much of the plastic pollution problems in the world. It takes 700 years for a bottle to begin composting, so these bottles we use will be around our entire lives and even for the lives of our children and grand children. Because of all these problems that can last many years into the future, we should stop using water bottles and switch to tap water. Instead of buying a new bottle each time, people should get a washable bottle that you can refill and that doesn’t have any of the harmful chemical plastic water bottles do.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
5 points

Water bottles can easily be made into long term fiber materials, like clothing or carpet. It is easy to just fill cup with water and re use it.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
5 points

FISH ARE DROWNING, THE FISH ARE DROWNING.

Don’t worryz potato U is not alone

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
diegocrawfor(14) Disputed
6 points

This is a serious subject, if you are not going to take this seriously get out of the debate.

Side: No Bad For the Economy
5 points

Over 1.5 million barrels of oil were used to make the plastic bottles consumed in the US last year–and that doesn’t include the petroleum used to transport them. That’s enough petroleum to power 100,000 automobiles for a year.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
5 points

There are direct links to drinking bottled water and certain types of disease, even cancer.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
4 points

The growth in bottled water production has increased water extraction in areas near bottling plants, leading to water shortages that affect nearby consumers and farmers. In addition to the millions of gallons of water used in the plastic-making process, two gallons of water are wasted in the purification process for every gallon that goes into the bottles.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
4 points

Water bottles, good or bad? Many people believe plastic water bottles to be good. But the truth is water bottles are polluting land and unnecessary. Plastic water bottles should only be used in emergency purposes only. The water in those plastic are only filtered tap water. In an emergency situation like Katrina no one had access to tap water. In a situation like this water bottles are good because it provides the people in need. Other than that water bottles should not be legal because it pollutes the land and big companies get 1000% of the profit.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
4 points

In reality, bottled water is just water. That fact isn't stopping people from buying a lot of it. Estimates variously place worldwide bottled water sales at between $50 and $100 billion each year, with the market expanding at the startling annual rate of 7 percent. Bottled water is big business. But in terms of sustainability, bottled water is a dry well. It's costly, wasteful and distracts from the brass ring of public health: the construction and maintenance of safe municipal water systems. Bottled water manufacturers’ encourage the perception that their products are purer and safer than tap water. Bottled water can cost up to 10,000 times more per gallon than tap water. But the reality is that tap water is actually held to more stringent quality standards than bottled water, and some brands of bottled water are just tap water in disguise. Approximately 1.5 million barrels of oil—enough to run 100,000 cars for a whole year—are used to make plastic water bottles, while transporting these bottles burns even more oil. The growth in bottled water production has increased water extraction in areas near bottling plants, leading to water shortages that affect nearby consumers and farmers. In addition to the millions of gallons of water used in the plastic-making process, two gallons of water are wasted in the purification process for every gallon that goes into the bottles. Nearly 90 percent of water bottles are not recycled and wind up in landfills where it takes thousands of years for the plastic to decompose. The high price of bottled water is not the water but, in actuality, the cost of the bottling, packaging, shipping, marketing, retailing and transporting it all over the globe. When calculating your carbon footprint, you might want to consider the carbon footprint of the bottled water you drink. Next time you pick up a bottle of Fiji Water, think about the distance the bottle and the water have traveled before it hits your lips.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
4 points

The major water produceing companies are stealing water from our lakes in that case killing off habitats for criters that like water like platypus.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
3 points

Water should only be saved and used for emergencies. If an earthquake, hurricane, winter storm or other disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to water for days, or even weeks. So when there is an emergency you would want bottle water. So the bottled water that everyone thinks is better and healthier than tap water is not even true. So like in reality, bottled water is just water. There's very little evidence that suggests bottled water is any cleaner or better for you than its tap equivalent. So like you should save the bottled water for and emergency and drink tap water instead of waiting until there is actually something wrong and tap water is unavailable or gross and polluted. Some people are worried about if their tap water is harmful and they would like filtered water but most bottle water is tap water and there are bottles that are sold that have a filter in the bottle that filters it the same way a filter would filter the other water. Or you can buy a pitcher that filters the tap water and there are filters that go right on to your sink so the water that comes out of your faucet will be filtered. So there are other options that can be bought that can filter your water and you can use tap water instead of using bottled water. Also when you buy bottled water and you throw away the bottle instead of recycling it you are harming the environment. Over 80 percent of plastic bottles are simply thrown away.

Bottled water produces up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
3 points

I don’t ever wanna be here

Like punching in a dream breathing life into my nightmare

If it falls apart I would surely wake it

Bright lights turn me clean

This is worse than it seems

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
3 points

well with our water bottle consumption on the planet earth, we could cover all of mexico 3 Times, of could that would be a lot of "rich" in their mind Mexicans.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
2 points

In New York City alone, the transportation of bottled water from western Europe released an estimated 3,800 tons of global warming pollution into the atmosphere. In California, 18 million gallons of bottled water were shipped in from Fiji in 2006, producing about 2,500 tons of global warming pollution.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
2 points

•He doesn’t give high fives; only high sixes

•He is the Godfather’s Godfather

•He once taught a german shepherd to bark in spanish..

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
diegocrawfor(14) Disputed
4 points

This is not about water, you are talking about chuck norris!

Side: No Bad For the Economy
2 points

The high price of bottled water is not the water but, in actuality, the cost of the bottling, packaging, shipping, marketing, retailing and transporting it all over the globe

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
2 points

•Sheep count him to fall asleep.

•he won the 1995 world series of poker using uno cards.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
2 points

Take, for instance, Pepsi's Aquafina or Coca-Cola's Dasani bottled water. Both are sold in 20 ounce sizes and can be purchased from vending machines alongside soft drinks — and at the same price. Assuming you can find a $1 machine, that works out to 5 cents an ounce. These two brands are essentially filtered tap water, bottled close to their distribution point. Most municipal water costs less than 1 cent per gallon.

So why would you pay for something that comes out of your sink.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
2 points

•The next level thinks he is the next level.

•Atlas would drop the world for a chance to shake his hand.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
2 points

Profits HA you want money or do you want to live Longer well without water have fun with that

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
2 points

this is a load of bull excrament. These arguments are not factual and make your team seem like a bunch of foolish fools.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
2 points

Yes it is creating SIERIOUS issues to the envirnment. When people finally realize that is in turn hurting us to as humans maybe they won't want that plastic after all!

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
1 point

People drink water every day and are oblivious to the fact that they are destroying are own planet

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
1 point
Side: Yes Emergencies Only
0 points

It's costly, wasteful and distracts from the brass ring of public health: the construction and maintenance of safe municipal water systems.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
7 points

Americans spend billions on bottled water every year. Banning their sale would greatly hurt an already struggling economy. In addition to the actual sale of water bottles, the plastics that they are made out of, and the advertising on both the bottles and packaging are also big business. In addition to this, compostable waters bottle are also coming onto the market, these can be used instead of plastics to eliminate that detriment. Moreover, bottled water not only has a cleaner safety record than municipal water, but it easier to trace when a potential health risk does occur.

(http://www.friendsjournal.org/bottled-water) (http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/bottled/)

Side: No Bad For the Economy
7 points

I don’t think we should ban water bottles because it would drastically affect our economy. Our economy is already bad enough and banning water bottles won’t do anything besides make it worse. Bottled water is the single largest growth area among all beverages. As of December 2011, our unemployment rate was 8.5%. Banning water bottles would put millions of people under unemployment because of all the factories that would be shut down. Just 10 years ago the unemployment rate was 4.8%, so to ban water bottles at this point in time would be risky because we are already at a high rate of unemployment. I also believe that water bottles wouldn’t have as much of an effect if people didn’t abuse them. If we learn to reuse them and recycle them whenever possible, we could reduce the amount of plastic water bottles we use. As Americans we buy an average of 34.6 billion water bottles annually, but that number could be improved if we provide education about proper use. We don’t need to ban water bottles; we just need to regulate our use of them.

http://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?ds=z1ebjpgk2654c1_&met;_y=unemployment_rate&tdim;=true&fdim;_y=seasonality:S&dl;=en&hl;=en&q;=what+is+the+current+unemployment+rate+in+the+us

http://www.container-recycling.org/facts/plastic/bottledwater.htm

Side: No Bad For the Economy
7 points

In order for the U.S economy to thrive we need to have a budget deficit that will not be overwhelming high. The main source of lowering the percentage of direct tax on the people is the production and selling of bottled water. Not only will our debt as a whole will increase but so would the unemployment throughout the U.S. As of right now the employment percentage has falling 8.3% since January. With 12.8 million people still remaining unemployed just about 43% of them for more than six months, and that another 8.2 million part-time workers couldn’t find full-time employment. These statistics read what the unemployment is like without removing the manufactures of water bottle production. It is said if the production of water bottles is recalled the unemployment rate could double.

Side: No Bad For the Economy
Cinaman1998(40) Disputed
1 point

but if you focus all those workers upon making reusable water bottles versus the crap you drink out of now then loss of jobs would lower, also china a smaller country manages to use the smart population and have no smart people without work.it is not the worlds fault that you government is stupid and en curs huge debt (i'm talking about the 30 trillion the USA owes the world).

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
7 points

We will be able to ban water bottles until we get out of this recession!

Side: No Bad For the Economy
7 points

Banning bottled water would hurt the economy because it would leave hundreds of people without jobs and the big corporations like Dasani and Nestle would loose millions of dollars. It would hurt the economy severely. Millions of Americans use and purchase water bottle everyday so, banning them would only hurt big corporations.

http://www.nestlewaterscorporate.com/bottled_water_things_to_know/

Side: No Bad For the Economy
7 points

“Bottled water is not our biggest problem when it comes to drinking habits. All other beverages consume huge amounts of water and energy during their production processes, which makes their ecological impact far more detrimental than that of bottled water.” http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address;=103x347180

Side: No Bad For the Economy
5 points

It takes 35 litres of water to produce one cup of tea, and 140 litres of water to produce one cup of coffee. When you add sugar in your coffee or tea, it gets even worse: every teaspoonful of sugar requires 50 cups of water to grow. A glass of beer takes 75 litres of water to produce, while just one glass of wine asks 120 litres of water. One glass of fruit juice or milk requires 170 to 200 litres of water. A glass of brandy asks 2,400 litres of water

Side: No Bad For the Economy
7 points

"At Poland Spring, we know that freshness and consistency go hand in hand. Our rigorous quality control standards help us make sure that you will enjoy the same crisp, delicious water every time you take a sip.

To maintain the purity of our water, we employ a comprehensive, multi-barrier filtration system that involves carefully controlled and continuously monitored disinfection processes in hygienically designed lines. We test our water when it comes into the plant and for consistency several times per hour at every stage of the bottling process. Every year, we screen for over 200 possible contaminants-far more than state and federal regulations require."-nuff said

http://delivery.polandspring.com/Delivery/home/help/OurWater.aspx

Side: No Bad For the Economy
6 points

can be recycled to make other things. like more water bottles. it also makes the water companys rich. theyre not expensive, its like 3 bucks for one of those big packs at shaws. that will keep you un-thirsty for a couple weeks for pocket change.

Side: No Bad For the Economy
borgesop(42) Disputed
9 points
Side: Yes Emergencies Only
6 points

bottled water is not bad for the world because after youre done drinking your bottle of water you can re-use it several times to have serval bottles of water using less plastic. plastic is also recyclable and can make new objects such as more plastic bottles so technically you can re-use and re-use the same plastic bottle over and over again. it will not be bad for the economy if we figure out how to reuse properly.

Side: No Bad For the Economy
6 points

The American Water companies are Aquafina (Pepsi), Dasani (Coke), Perrier (Nestle) which provide jobs for the american citizens,

Side: No Bad For the Economy
6 points

Bottled water consumption has grown exponentially over the past ten to fifteen years. This growth has taken place globally, but particularly in Europe and North America. The bottled water industry has literally created its own water culture which is good for american industries.

Side: No Bad For the Economy
8 points

http://www.guerrillaeconomics.net/BottledWaterMatters/Home/Download/3db9ce10-f469-452c-a612-9468e25ca56a

Read this, I think it will sumarize the enormous impact of bottled water in the Unitedd States.

Side: No Bad For the Economy
8 points

Does anyone really want 500,000 jobs to be lost in this economic climate?

Side: No Bad For the Economy
6 points

Banning plastic bottled water would be a huge mistake in this very moment. More than a million people in the United States purchase bottled water every day which is helping the economy com out of this recession we are in. maybe not in a big way but every kid of help counts! Bottled water also only makes less then 1&#xof; the worlds wastes and can be recycled! According to the National Association for PET Container resources, PET water bottles are no the most recycled container in curb side programs by weight and by number!

http://www.nestlewaterscorporate.com/bottled_water_things_to_know/Video/[email protected]featured=31101711001

Side: No Bad For the Economy
6 points

Bottled Water many people think that it is the way to go. But really in all actuality it is negative to our world. Many people think that bottled water is safer to drink than tap water from your faucet from home, but it isn’t. Because seventy percent of all bottled water does not cross state lines, thus is exempt from FDA oversight. But without the FDA not regulating the water bottle industry who knows minerals are in the water or chemicals are in the plastic, things that could harm the world’s population. Secondly, Bottled water contributes up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year, waste that is not biodegradable, waste that sits in landfills for years and years that do not go anywhere. Plus it requires up to 47 million gallons of oil per year to create all these water bottles, which is very harmful to human consumption. Current bound plastic trash spins endlessly in the world’s oceans and proposes a threat to marine and bird wildlife, and human life. We need to take action if we want to overcome the water bottling industry.

http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/5-reasons-not-to-drink-bottled-water

Side: No Bad For the Economy
6 points

I don’t think we should get rid of water bottles or stop making them because it would have an impact on the economy and would affect the economy. A lot of the major and most popular water bottle companies such as Poland spring and nestle would loose a lot of money and the economy would mainly be effected. Many people, think they should be banned but if they were banned then you couldn’t recycle and make 5 cents off of it and why would you want to do something that ultimately is going to affect the economy and are economy is already bad and we would not want our economy be effected more than it already is today, and may American over billions American buy plastic water bottles annually and it wouldn’t only effect the economy it would effect peoples daily living life

http://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?ds=z1ebjpgk2654c1_&met;_y=unemployment_rate&tdim;=true&fdim;_y=seasonality:S&dl;=en&hl;=en&q;=what+is+the+current+unemployment+rate+in+the+us

http://www.container-recycling.org/facts/plastic/bottledwater.htm

Side: No Bad For the Economy
5 points

why would we ban a product that more than a million people buy when we are in the middle of a recession?

Side: No Bad For the Economy
5 points

The water bottles are a safe source of water and is garentee safety

Side: No Bad For the Economy
5 points

jesus loves plastic water bottles, and you cant argue with that logic

Side: No Bad For the Economy
HossDelgado Disputed
9 points

Jesus was not alive during the times of water bottles. They drank from ponds and rivers back then.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
DannyDuff(1) Disputed
4 points

You side just keeps posting things for points. Jesus has nothing to do with water bottles at all.

Side: Yes Emergencies Only
5 points

I don’t think we should get rid of water bottles or stop making them because it would have an impact on the economy and would affect the economy. A lot of the major and most popular water bottle companies such as Poland spring and nestle would loose a lot of money and the economy would mainly be effected. Many people, think they should be banned but if they were banned then you couldn’t recycle and make 5 cents off of it and why would you want to do something that ultimately is going to affect the economy and are economy is already bad and we would not want our economy be effected more than it already is todayhttp://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/23320994/detail.html

Side: No Bad For the Economy
5 points

I don't know about you guys but water bottles are so convenient to me. What happens when I'm at the beach on a hot summers day and I'm getting all dehydrated and my only option for water is the ocean that I wouldn't drink from..I have two options, pass out from the heat and lack of water and waste the rest of my day sick/in the hospital..or drink out of a WATER BOTTLEE

Side: No Bad For the Economy
5 points

Most Americans on average recycle 86-88% of there bottle waters. That is more than half! So stop complaining that we dont recycle because we do!

http://www.treehugger.com/culture/23-percent-of-americans-donatmt-recycle.html

Side: No Bad For the Economy
4 points

there aint no sunshine without plastic water bottles. only darkness everyday.

Side: No Bad For the Economy
6 points

sunshine can shine through water bottles. Many countries have become very oriented toward bottled water. According to a 2001 World Wildlife Fund survey, individuals around the globe consume some 89 billion liters of bottle water annually, worth roughly $22 million. Citizens of the U.S. alone consume about 13 billions liters of bottled water.

Side: No Bad For the Economy
4 points

AS long as people recycle the evironment, the water bottles are thrown and poluted. Its not the water companies fault.

Side: No Bad For the Economy
4 points

If bottled water did not exist, more people would be drinking sweetened liquids becasue it would be the only portable drinks! People would become fat!

Side: No Bad For the Economy
2 points

Yes, water of any kind, is a better health choice than any other drink. Since our society relies on convinience, most people turn to bottled product. Therefore, bottled water should be allowed.

Side: No Bad For the Economy
3 points

plastic water bottles all day every day guys, without those we could comfortabley walk around the block with a safe suply of water in our hands

Side: No Bad For the Economy
3 points

it is true that bottled water is a waste, but bottles can be reused!

Side: No Bad For the Economy
3 points

craig is a hypocryte with bottled water and should not be taken seriously

Side: No Bad For the Economy
2 points

U.S. alone grew by over 13%. According to research and consulting done by the Beverage Marketing Corporation, the global bottled water industry has exploded to over $35 billion. Americans alone paid $7.7 billion for bottled water in 2002. In 2001, for example globally bottled water companies produced over 130,000 million liters of water. This produced roughly 35,000 million dollars in revenue for the world's thousands of bottled water companies in 2001.

Side: No Bad For the Economy
2 points

God created water bottles for a reason. Because its good.

Side: No Bad For the Economy
1 point

Western Europe consumes almost 50% of the world's bottled water. Many claim that this is due to European culture, since the continent has had very polluted waters due to agriculture and industry dating back to the Industrial Revolution. The water bottles they buy help us.

Side: No Bad For the Economy
1 point

"In 2006, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Beverage Association worked together to develop a set of National School Beverage Guidelines. This was prepared to reduce the calories delivered to schools by beverage companies and in return promote healthier school choices for children. The articles illustrate the program and significant results thus far. Since its inception there has been a 58% cut in total calories contained in all beverages shipped to schools. Further, a survey was taken of parents, pediatricians and family physicians. The highest supported choice for each group was bottled water." (http://www.nikawater.org/bottled-water/ )

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Bottled water is somewhat less likely to be found in developing countries, where public water is least safe to drink. Many government programs regularly disperse bottled water for various reasons. Distributing small bottles of water is much easier than distributing large bulk storages of water. Also contamination from large water storage containers is much more likely than from single 12-20 ounce bottles of water.

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Plastic is good light weight and a good for ditrabutions.

Side: No Bad For the Economy
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When the most interesting man on the world is not drinking Dos equis, hes drinking bottled water.

Side: No Bad For the Economy