bottle water essay

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The Good, the Bad, the Bottled The most needed natural resource on Earth is water. Because it is the most needed natural resource on Earth, water also carries one of the most controversial subjects on Earth. It does not contain any substance or material that makes it questionable for use. It does, however, give rise to debate over distribution. Researchers argue on how the consumers are obtaining the water they drink. In fact, many consumers are not even aware of how the water is produced or where the water comes from. Two main ways consumers acquire water are from private bottling companies and through city supplied resources such as the tap. Researchers still argue which way is better since bottled water came into a major role 30 years ago (Davies). To determine the better method, certain factors must be weighed to determine the more efficient way to distribute the water. Both methods have their pros and cons to decide which is a better way for the water to be circulated. The major issues that are looked at to determine the more efficient method is cost, safety, and convenience. Because the present day economy is on the decline, price is a major determining factor on how consumers spend their money on water. According to “Bottled Water, A Natural Resource…,” bottled water costs two dollars and fifty cents a liter, a much higher price than gasoline; even though, gasoline is more complex than water. Because of the relative simplicity, it is only right that water should be cheaper. A person having to spend more money on a necessity of life (water) than for a privilege (gas) is unreasonable at best. On the contrary some researchers argue that the need for bottled water is just a luxury in itself; they say people can just turn on the
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