Jun 22, 2021 9:04 PM
Ana Christina Peragine
Brief Analysis of the Product
- The plastic used comes from crude oil, plant matter, and natural gas. These are then manufactured into pellets of ethane and propane, which can be melted into plastic shapes.
- After manufacturing, water bottles are sent to shipping warehouses or stores. From here, these products are often delivered through online services like Amazon or are purchased in-person.
- One may find a reusable water bottle useful to store multiple types of beverages for travel, and it can also serve as a reminder to stay hydrated.
Key Features that Promote Sustainability
- Using a reusable water bottle decreases the need to purchase single-use bottled beverages at events, work, and in transit, which greatly decreases the amount of plastic produced by bottle companies.
- Water bottles are durable and can last many years, which further decreases the need to buy more plastic products.
- These products encourage people to drink water from a tap or from a filter instead of bottled water or sodas which may be less healthy or contain particles of harmful chemicals.
Features that Reduce Sustainability
- Reusable bottles are still made of plastic- when it ages past the point of use it will be sent to a landfill where it could take 20 to 500 years to decompose. Crowded landfills greatly contribute to water pollution and loss of natural space for plants and animals.
- People often lose their water bottles in natural environments which can obstruct habitat space or serve as a choking hazard for animals.
- The plastic pellet manufacturing process involves the use of large amounts of electricity, which is often made by burning fossil fuels, adding to ozone layer depletion and climate change.