Is it better for the environment to have a desalination plant or a water recycling plant?



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    Water recycling.  The Food and Water Watch published a report on desalination that found it was a more expensive and energy-intensive process than other options like water recycling.  Desalination on large scale also will cause higher levels of salinity in the ocean water which will greatly harm marine life.  Having desalination as an option is a quick fix; it sounds like we have unlimited resources if we can use ocean water to meet our water needs.  Looking beneath the surface, though, it has become clear that desalination is not the answer.

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