That depends on whether or not you believe people are going to stop drinking bottled water entirely. While a bottled water company may not be the most eco-conscious of all companies, one that uses thinner plastic and less packaging would still be more eco-conscious than its competitors. If every company tried to be more eco-conscious than its competitors, we would eventually see a great reduction in ecological harm, although it wouldn’t disappear altogether as long as they are still making money. The most ecologically friendly thing you can do is encourage people not to drink bottled water. But if they are, then you should encourage them to drink the most ecologically friendly brand.
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There is a brand of acai juice that switched from glass bottles to plastic bottles, siting that plastic is recycled more frequently than glass. Nothing is every black and white, and while there are better ways of doing things than others….(using a stainless steel water bottle vs. a plastic bottle) there are steps that can be made to help the cause. The process in making the plastic (using post-consumer plastics) can help…some is better than none. Once the consumer makes a choice to change the supply and demand change, the companies will have to follow suit. Some bottled water brands tend to be better than others, especially in their water – since most companies aren’t regulated on the quality. If there’s a situation where water HAS to be bottled, look out for Ice Age.
Even with the better water quality, I tend to give consideration to where it comes from and the carbon footprint. Ice Age water is pure, but if I live in Arizona it has a long way to travel.
So many things to think about!
No, it’s not. Nestle is not an environmental concern; it is a corporation that exists to make money by providing goods. One of those goods is bottled water. Another of those “goods” is concern for the environement. By at least paying lip-service to ecological issues, Nestle provides two goods for the price of one: a thirst-quencher and the knowledge that your bottled water isn’t the WORST bottled water.
Being “eco-conscious” or sustainable does not imply that there is absolutely zero use of resources or zero damage to the environment. Being “eco-conscious” or sustainable simply means utilizing resources responsibly so that needs can be obtained without jeopardizing the future or in a broader sense, “eco-conscious” or sustainable could also mean to prevent or reduce as much damage as possible.
A sophisicated and commonly accepted definition of sustainability is “meeting the needs of present generations without jeopardizing the ability of futures generations to meet their own needs.” This definition helps define the importance of sustainability and quality of life for present as well as future generations.
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