Turn on the taps!

Bottled water industry bad is bad for the earth!

Quotes important to the article.

“Some 80 percent of all plastic water bottles become litter, stuffing landfills.”

This quote is important to the article because it shows bottled water is impacting the environment in a negative way.

“Bottled water is adding to the world’s resource and environmental problems. It is making it harder to deliver drinkable water to the world’s poor. It delivers no health benefits over clean tap water, and it does not even taste better.”

It is important to the article because it contrasts bottled water and tap water and shows bottled water doesn’t taste better, it’s making it harder to deliver clean water to the poor, and overall is a bad thing for the world over tap water.

Vocabulary Words important to the article

PET(polyethylene terephthalate)-This word is important because it shows what the bottles are made out of.

Tap water-It is important to the article because it is important that you understand tap water is not bottled and is not mined out of any source except for the city municipal water system.

Bottled water-It is important that you understand that bottled water is mined out of sources important to the habitat of many creatures and to the environment.

Pollution-It is important to the article because it is something that landfills of water bottles create.

Natural resources-It is important to the article because water is a natural resource that we use up trying to purify the bottled water.


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Main idea of the article

That bottled water provides no health benefits or even tastes better but, it pollutes the environment, makes it harder to deliver safe drinking water to poorer parts of the world and is creating huge landfills filled with PET bottles.

Author’s purpose

To persuade people to not drink bottled water, but instead drink tap water because it is much better for the environment and has no taste difference whatsoever.


Organization of the article

Problem/Solution because it gives you the choice to see what’s better filling up landfills or keeping your body healthy and states tap water would be better than tap water since it has a lot of positive things about it and no negatives.


Summary

The article states that even though bottled water might be the leading source of water, it is ruining the environment by leaving landfills wherever it goes, making harder to deliver clean water to poorer parts of the world, and a closed experiment showed people couldn’t even tell the difference between the two when blindfolded. So it would be better to drink tap water instead of bottled water.