23 September, 2011

Bottled Water in the UAE

Hello! I've created a questionnaire regarding the environmental impact of bottled water for a university project. If you can, please take the time to read the following short summary of the impact of bottled water on the environment and click the provided link to answer the questionnaire.

Bottled water isn't simply water in a bottle. The process involved in its production and transportation consumes large amounts of fuel and water. It take 3 litres of water to create 1 litre of bottled water. Also 1 tonne of plastic bottles creates 3 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide. On average, each UAE resident throws out 350 to 450 bottles per year. This means that the UAE alone uses 1.2 million barrels of oil and produces at least 410,000 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide per year in the production of bottled water. In addition to this, each plastic bottle you throw out takes between 400 - 1000 years to decompose. This figure could be longer because plastic hasn't been around long enough for us to know how long it takes for it to decompose.

Please follow this link to answer the questionnaire.

Thank you!


Anonymous said...

what is the alternative to bottled water? what do you suggest we should drink instead? Put a filter at home and drink filtered water?

I've always wanted to get a home distiller actually :)

Chick Flick Journal said...

will doo

Anonymous said...

At work I've seen people take a 500ml chilled bottle of water from the fridge and pour it into the kettle to boil. I wonder how much additional energy is used to chill the water and then heat it up? What's worse is we have a water dispenser with almost boiled water always available right beside said fridge.

Someone in Al Ain said...

i will do it , its good to have some people are doing that.

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