Thursday, May 10, 2007

Bottled Water Industry Takes Off as Environment Suffers

The Bottled Water Industry has seen nothing but record profits in the last five years. Each year more and more companies enter the market and each year the environment suffers more and more. Although the plastic bottles are recyclable and fast decaying in the environment, it just is not fast enough it seems. Indeed, when was the last time you went for a hike or a jog. How many littered empty water bottles did you see?

This is now happening all around the World and it is getting to be a completely problematic issue. Of course the bottled water industry is a very high profit business, so much so that you would think they would go out of their way to protect it, by encouraging folks to not litter. The industry has put forth PR initiatives but very little has actually been done.

Now mind you that I am not environmentalist, far from it, but it sickens me to see all this trash, it is as if no one cares. Do you care? Yes or No? Well, how many empty water bottles did you pick up today? In the last five years bottled water usage has nearly doubled states the research from environmental groups, yet they claim only 21% of the bottles reach the recycling system.

Not only are these empty water bottles not making it into the recycling system, fewer than 65% ever make it into a trash can and mind you in many countries there are no trash services. Where does it all go or do you really want to know?

1 comment:

camojack said...

I'm thinking of getting into that business...