Plastic Bottles vs Reusable

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Introduction: -Introducing the issue by engaging the audience attention with the negative effect of marketing on consumers. -Brief summary of opposing viewpoints by citing Moor Zak's “Defying the Nalgene.” -Claim: The public should reduce the usage of bottled water, because the plastic bottles are not environmentally friendly, they are also expensive to produce, transport and recycle as well as unhealthy to consume.

Body Paragraph 1: Polluting the environment - evidence provided by the editorial “In Paradise of Tap Water”
Body Paragraph 2: Hight costs - evidence provided by the editorial “In Paradise of Tap Water”
Body Paragraph 3: Health issues - evidence provided by the editorial “In Paradise of Tap Water”
Body Paragraph 4: Suggested alternatives - evidence provided by personal experience and believes.


Kristina Yanakieva
EN 102

Buy it! It will make you feel good.

Nowadays, it is amazing how the public is so easily manipulated to buy different kinds of products. Various marketing strategies are being successfully used to talk consumers into purchasing a great number of products, which they think they need, when they actually do not. A typical example is buying bottled water instead of simply consuming tap or fountain water. It is true that great majority of the population is indeed in favor of consuming bottled water, because as Zak Moore, the author of “Defying the Nalgene.” states “if plastic were that valuable then it would not be used to hold water and would cost more money”. But at the same time, the manufacturing and disposal of all those plastic bottles is polluting the environment. Furthermore, the cost of production, transportation and recycling of those same bottles is indeed hight compared to maintaining public water supplies. Last but not least the bottled water…...

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