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Glass Bottles as Substitutes for Plastic Bottles

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Glass bottles are easier to clean and will not be thrown away easily. People will throw away plastic bottles after using, that's a waste.
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Some of the plastic bottles are made with polycarbonate plastic. Polycarbonate plastic is now known to leach a compound called bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical that mimics estrogen in the body and thus may cause developmental hormonal disruptions in young children.
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Some sources say that USA uses 1500 plastic bottles on average per second, and in 2010, 42.6 billion plastic bottles were produced. Glass bottles would be too costly and can't replace plastic.
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Plastic bottles are not hygienic enough. If the plastic bottles have a tiny gap, bacteria & viruses can hide in there and get into our body.
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plastic is not biodegradable, but photodegradable. And in reality, most plastic does not ever disappear, but becomes long-lasting"plastic dust". When items like plastic bottles break down, they readily soak up (and release) toxins that then contaminate soil and water, as well as harming animals that ingest plastic fragments.
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If water was sold in plastic bottles, people would be forced to drink tap water and use other containers. You just can't produce enough glass to meet the demand.
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What's more, glass is extremely fragile and will break if I drop it, but plastic bottles won't. I know plastic bottles harm the environment, but glass bottles would take up even more energy and resources, which would do equal or more damage to the environment.
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aluminium cans are also a choice to replace plastic and many drinks are packed with aluminium cans. They are large amount produced.
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Although, plastic can't smelt so they exist in this world for more than 1000 years at least. But glass and aluminium can be smelted down and change into something new. Very dangerous for the environment and its people.
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Cans and bottles are nearly same. Plastic can be recycled and reused, glass once broken isn't reusable. Plastic is more durable than glass.
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In a 2013 study, Texas researchers found that as little as one part per trillion of BPS could interfere with the normal functioning of a cell, in some cases leading to cell death. Another study of zebrafish, out of Canada, found BPA accelerated neural cell growth by 180% for fish exposed to extremely low levels; it was even worse for BPS -- neural growth exploded 240%. As adults, the fish exposed to both chemicals showed significant signs of hyperactivity.
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Health wise we must get back to glass instead of plastic. People don't tend to throw away glass like they do plastic. If glass was all we had and it was recycled correctly we would be much healthier and also a much cleaner nation.
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Drinks just taste better out of glass. Bottles give me that different chemical taste each time I try to use them. Glass is the way to go.
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Bottled water is in most cases a useless product which people in many countries have laughed about until recently. Why pay for something you can get almost for free? Aggressive marketing campaigns have created a trend of drinking bottled water. Most of the smaller-sized (up to 1.5 litres) are made of PET plastics, which can be problematic from the health as well as the environmental point of view. Let’s take a look at the down sides (as well as the rare upsides) of plastic water bottles.
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Why is this so newsworthy? Well, there are two main reasons. PET, a plastic which has the more formal name of polyethylene telegrapher, has been used for wine before, most commonly with small 25 cl bottles, and also with 1.5 litre bottles of plonk from the south of France. But this is the first time that wine in standard sized 75 cl bottles has been presented in plastic on supermarket shelves.
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