Bottled water is destroying our oceans
Bottled water is destroying our oceans.
Re: That plastic bottle you tossed is on its way to Arctic, April 22 That plastic bottle you tossed is on its way to Arctic, April 22 The time has come for us to start dismantling the bottled-water industry.
The Wellington Water Watchers and letter writers to the Star have convincingly argued that we need to protect our precious groundwater resources.
Now scientists are showing us we produce and throw away so many plastic products that we are destroying our oceans and the marine life.
We should care less about the profits of huge multi-national companies like Nestlé and more about the long-term health of our planet and our children.
When we learned about environmental dangers in the past, our country often joined the international community to tackle problems such as acid rain, the use of DDT, lead in gasoline and the uncontrolled dumping of toxic chemicals in our waterways.
We should be able to apply the same resolve to this issue of sustainable water resources as we did when we became global leaders in the campaign to ban landmines.
We have the ability to make the necessary changes.
We just have to stop procrastinating and act in ways designed to help our planet survive so our next generation will have a livable home.
Paul A. Wilson, Toronto