DHS and its students should not be contributing to pollution when a free water resource, drinking fountains, are available
By Alli Skiba
There is an epidemic facing the United States, and it seems to be caused by the lazy population. U.S. landfills are overflowing with over two million tons of discarded plastic water bottles according to The Water Project, and that is only 20% of the United States’ use of water bottles; the rest litter the streets.
Water bottles might seem like they have little impact on pollution, but it takes over 1.5 million barrels of oil to meet the demand of U.S. water bottle manufacturing each year alone. That number does not even begin to cover the fossil fuel usage and emission cost of greenhouse gases needed to transport the final product to the market.