Let’s Take Plastic Into Our Own Hands.
For every garbage can on the street, there is an equal number of recycling cans as well, right? Wrong. The EPA states that about 40 percent of the U.S. population has no access to curbside recycling programs, according to the EPA. Americans, while over half of them tend to drink bottled water according to consumer reports, have very limited options when it comes to recycling outside of their own household. An according to an MSNBC article, the amount of plastic waste plaguing our Earth (much of it from these very bottles of water) is enormous. The Environmental Protection Agency states that only 7.1 percent of our plastic waste was recycled in 2008 according to that article.
Why are so many Americans drinking bottled water in preference to tap water? Reports show that tap water dangers include bacteria, contaminants, fluoride, arsenic, toxic chemicals, and much more. And bottled water companies are not afraid to tell people about these harmful effects.
On the other side of the debate, people are also studying the dangers of bottled water and the effects of plastic when it is not properly disposed of. One ecological website exposes the dangers of plastic waste and bottles as pollution in drainage systems, lakes, and rivers, which can also cause flooding and unsanitary water sources. These unsafe waters can carry disease into the household. The burning of plastics also leads to pollution, the majority of which is extremely toxic and can cause a host of health problems (cancer, asthma, etc.). And landfills leak into the Earth with toxic liquids and residues.
So instead of having to make bottled water such an integral part of your family’s health, choose a much safer option like a water filtration system. Why should you have to worry about the minerals or carcinogens associated with tap water? Or the harsh plastic chemicals and lax testing with bottled water? Rayne of Fullerton is an affordable solution for any of your water problems. They tackle common household problems that were mentioned above, like contaminations, minerals, toxins, hard water, and many other impurities that are proven to be found in both tap water and bottled water. To read more on the original article about plastics, click here.
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