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2. Fill in the blank: To me, World with Water is ______________. (you can put as little as one word or as much as you’d like)
3. What is your opinion on Nestle?
4. What is your opinion on plastic water bottles?
WE NEED YOUR ANSWERS BEFORE MARCH 20TH! Please send this to everyone and look for the special post on March 21st!
A lot of people are saying that a few plastic water bottles won’t make a big difference. Look at these statistics to see how much of an impact every plastic water bottle makes:
- 1 water bottle takes 700 years to start decomposing
- Over 80% of plastic water bottles are thrown out instead or recycled
- When you buy 1 plastic water bottle, 90% of what you pay is JUST for the bottle!
- It takes 90.8 mL of oil to make 1 plastic water bottle
Although it may not seem like it, every plastic water bottle makes a big impact. Using aluminum bottles can save you money, help the environment and make a big difference. These facts/statistics are from http://greenupgrader.com/3258/plastic-bottle-facts-make-you-think-before-you-drink/
Thank you to Ava for taking this photo!
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.– W.H. Auden
I went on www.cleverbot.com a couple days ago, and asked it for it’s point of view on Nestle. Click on the link to see the conversation (also posted on this website) http://worldwithwater.tumblr.com/post/15358217245/cleverbot. Yes, this was a real conversation, although I did cut out the first 5 lines which were completely irrelevant. Usually, I wouldn’t post things like this, but I find it odd that a robot understands what Nestle is really trying to do,and we don’t.
This is what is happening today:
Person 1: So……very……thirsty!! Please sir, do you have any water?
Person 2: Of course! Since you look like you haven’t had any water in days, I will lower the price to $2 for 1 water bottle.
Person 1: Why must I pay for water? I haven’t had any water for a week! Shouldn’t it be free?
Person 2: Well, do you own the water? NO. I do. So, $2 or no water.
To most people, this wouldn’t sound strange. Sure, it’s just water! We pay for it by buying water bottles all the time. No big deal, right? How about I change the dialogue a bit and see if it sounds odd now:
Person 1: Can’t…….breathe…….no……..air!! Please sir……. do you have any air?
Person 2: Of course! Since you look like you can’t breathe at all because you don’t have any air, I will lower the price to $2 for 1 minute of oxygen.
Person 1: Why must I pay for air? I have no oxygen, and can’t breathe! Shouldn’t it be free?
Person 2: Well do you own the air? NO. I do. So, $2 or no air.
Which dialogue sounded strange: Dialogue 1 or 2? If you answered 1, you are wrong. If you answered 2, you are also incorrect. Both dialogues aren`t right. No one should have to pay for air, and no one should have to pay for water.
Now, does this not sound strange to anyone? Yes, I admit that this dialogue probably wouldn’t happen today. However, it is the same concept. You can not live with water and without air. However, you can’t live with air and without water. Everyone needs both to survive.
What I don’t get, is if we need water to survive, why are companies like Nestle taking the water and making others pay? Water is not a PRODUCT. It is a NECESSITY.
NOBODY owns water! Water is for everyone. Companies can not own all the water on the planet. It is not a product, it is not something up for sale and it is CERTAINLY not something that should have a price tag attached.
Now, before you buy another plastic water bottle (when you can just drink tap water or fill up a metal water bottle from your house), just think about the fact that we shouldn`t have to pay for something that we all need to live.