Bot­tled wa­ter not safe; plas­tic harms en­vi­ron­ment

The News-Times - - OPINION -

“Bot­tled wa­ter re­mains a safe, healthy op­tion.” I was shocked at this opin­ion in Satur­day’s news­pa­per be­cause ev­ery­thing I have read or heard for some 10-plus years, states the op­po­site. The im­pact of plas­tic any­thing on hu­mans, an­i­mals and the en­vi­ron­ment is great. Plas­tic mi­cro par­ti­cles have been found ev­ery­where on earth and in the oceans.

In­deed, sci­en­tists have dis­cussed cloth­ing which is made of polyester and the like hav­ing a neg­a­tive im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment. We should be wear­ing nat­u­ral fab­rics, but bar­ring that, re­cy­cle cloth­ing we are not us­ing. We should be pro­mot­ing and us­ing metal re­us­able bottles and re­us­able tote bags. In­deed, we should be re­cy­cling ev­ery­thing we can pos­si­bly re­cy­cle!

I will re­mind read­ers that the Fo­rum opin­ion of May 11 was writ­ten by the Pres­i­dent and CEO of the In­ter­na­tional Bot­tled Wa­ter As­so­ci­a­tion.

Re­duce! Re­use! Re­cy­cle! Re­new! Judy Bur­roughs New Mil­ford

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