Bottled water contributes to environmental pollution, with many plastic bottles ending up in the oceans, seas, rivers, and landfills. Experts estimate that only 13 percent of the bottles are transported to recycling centers. And it takes 2 to 3 times more water to produce a single bottle than to fill it up. The production process generates carbon dioxide emissions while transportation is a major source of pollution. When incinerated, plastic releases heavy metals that are harmful for health. Besides, bottled water wastes resources, especially crude oil, which is a nonrenewable resource. What can be done? Drink tap water. It is less expensive and safe in most cases. Contaminated water can be a problem for people with weakened immune systems, young children, and the elderly.
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