The ‘Zero Day Water’ & ‘Plastic Pollution’ are the most challenging issues of 21st Century. The water management, controlling water waste & providing safe drinking water are the primary motto of the entire world.
Half of the largest cities in the world experience a scarcity of water. Although a mere 0.014% of all water on Earth is both fresh and easily accessible (of the remaining water, 97% is saline and a little less than 3% is hard to access), technically, there is a sufficient amount of fresh water on a global scale, for humanity to get by.
|Country||Score out of 5|
|United Arab Emirates||5|
108 countries are affected by arsenic contamination in groundwater (with concentration beyond maximum permissible limit of 10 ppb (.01mg/l) recommended by the World Health Organization. The highest among these are:
Increasing health concerns and unavailability of clean drinking water have led to the growth of the packaging drinking water market. The environmental impact of single-use plastic (SUP) water bottle is worst. Most commonly used plastics have shown to release greenhouse gases like, ethylene and methane as they decompose. The latter of which, traps atmospheric heat at 25 times the rate of carbon dioxide over the course of a century. The manufacturing process of plastic water bottles alone releases tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year. As a result, the surrounding oxygen becomes contaminated. Plastic bottles do not biodegrade, so they will remain in our environment forever. When plastic degrades, toxic chemicals in the plastic are released into the environment. Use of plastics, including Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles and multi-layered packs such as Tetra Packs, has an adverse impact on health and environment.
Use of plastics, including Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles and multi-layered packs such as Tetra Packs, has an adverse impact on health and environment. Bacteria can be introduced from the packaging or during the filling process. PET bottles are designed for single use only and should not be reused. To do so, would increase the likelihood of contamination.