Persuasive Tap Water
IV. I will be explaining first the problems of bottled water, next the possible solutions to drinking water, and finish with what you can do to drink the cleanest and most healthy water. Transition to point #1: First I will be speaking about the problems of bottled water. Body I. Luckily drinking water in our country is very clean, but there are still plenty of sources where it can become contaminated. A. Tap water is regulated by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) while bottled water is regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration)— 1.
This causes a huge issue because the same water we use for drinking has different regulations. 2. Unlike tap water regulations, bottled water companies are not required by the FDA to have certified lab tests on the water. Acording to EWG. com article Water by sara Sciammaco, retrieved may 2013 “The Environmental Working Group took a survey of 188 brands of bottled water .
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. . they found only two provided information about its product to consumers” a. So just because you see a water bottle with the name Dasani or Arrowhead on it you trust it? b.
There’s plenty of facts out there stating that water in water bottles are barely regulated making it basically equivalent to tap water for a much larger price. B. Not only can some water bottles be unsanitary but also it negatively affects our environment. 1. According to Kimberly Amaral, a Marine Biologist, in an article called Plastics in our ocean, retrieved May 2013 “Plastic bottles produce up to 1. 5 million tons of plastic waste per year. Now someone could easily say we recycle all those water bottles. Well the EPA says over 80 percent of plastic bottles are simply thrown away. 2. But what is not known is how it can affect our health. Water bottles can liter our oceans and lakes, which affect animals within such as fish. a. Humans eat fish and might ingest a contaminated one that was affected by a water bottle. (Transition) There are plenty of problems with water bottles that directly effect our lives but we can take matters into our own hands which is what I’m going to talk about next II. As consumers of water we have a say in what we drink, so why not take action? A. Filtered Water 1. To avoid drinking bottled water its simple drink tap water! 2.
If you think it’s unsanitary than invest in a water filter, which conveniently fit in your fridge. a. Not only do you save money but you also are drinking clean water. B. Personal Action 1. If you are really passionate about this subject then you can petition to make changes in your community. 2. FDA does not regulate water bottles too well so bring it up at a town hall meeting and try to raise awareness on how we can get more regulations on water bottles. 3. There is a simple alternative to bottled water: buy a stainless steel thermos. a. Thermos are kind of like coffee mugs but they can keep your water cold for a long period of time. . According to Crains Detroit business, in article titled about thermosphere, “thermo state plastic bottles will typically use 30% less material then regular packaging, reducing material cost and shipping weight. ” c. Utilizing a thermo mug can eliminate the countless dollars you spend on water bottles, and greatly decreases the negative affect on our environment. (Transition) Finally with these possible solutions to this problem I am going to tell you exactly what you can do. III. The truth is tap water isn’t unsanitary at all. A. Water bottle industries try scaring us into believing that tap water is unsanitary. 1.
Many people think there are harmful chemicals in tap water. 2. Some industries even use tap water in their bottled water. a. Do you really think public water fountains at parks use unsanitary water to quench our kids? B. By drinking tap water we can save so much money. What we do not realize is how staggering the amount of money really is that we spend 1. We spend two thousand times more for bottled water than tap 2. Fifty to one hundred billion dollars every year (Transition) With plenty of signs revealing that tap water is safer and more economically efficient it should be an easy choice to make a change.
Conclusion To conclude my speech I would like to review my points one last time. I. First the problem of drinking water bottles can directly effect your health, second there are several solutions that can cure this problem, and finally I explained what exactly you have to do to avoid this problem. II. As a final note I would like to say that is very hard not to crack open a nice cold and refreshing water bottle of on a hot day. But I hope my information that I shared with you today allows you to give one more extra thought on what exactly is in that water bottle even though it has a trusted name brand.. Thank you. Works Cited 5 Reasons Not to Drink Bottled Water. ” MNN – Mother Nature Network. N. p. , n. d. Web. 15 Apr. 2013. Audience Analysis, April 8, 2013, LAMC, Speech 101, Speech 0468. Marshlian, Tammy. “La Mesa Reports Tainted Bottled Water on Campus. ” SCV Signal. N. p. , n. d. Web. 15 Apr. 2013. Amaral, Kimberly. “Plastics in Our Oceans. ” Plastics in Our Oceans. N. p. , n. d. Web. 19 May 2013. Sciammaco, Sara. “Water. ” Environmental Working Group. N. p. , n. d. Web. 18 May 2013. ABOUT THERMOSHAPE. Crain’s Detroit Business [serial online]. May 16, 2011;27(20):0017. Available from: MasterFILE Premier, Ipswich, MA. Accessed May 22, 2013.