Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Water - a Human Right or Commodity?

I watched a documentary on the bottled water industry tonight, and I learned allot that I didn't realize was happening within this business. The movie was based in America and about American consumption and American bottled water companies, although, of course they all go over seas for the maximum in profit. Anyways, some quick facts I learned. One, they do not have any regulatory mandated procedures directed by the government or the FDA that requires them to do regular testing on the water that's being consumed. The reports on a not frequent basis they do, do not require to be public knowledge. The tap water that comes from, those who can afforded it, faucets are regulated and tested multiple times daily as ordered by law from the government for the monitoring of the quality of it.  If it gets contaminated or disrupted it would be detected very quickly. Two, they take the water from local town municipal water supplies and charge 1900 times more then what tap water costs here in the US. They give basically nothing back to the communities, and cause water shortages and droughts within the towns being effected. All these water plants do is filter the water, bottle it, and sell it individual to the consumers, us humans. Three, the chemicals that make up the plastic bottles' are made from oil which has toxins in them that seep into the water that we ingest through heat and long shelf life, there are many studies of the adverse effects of the chemicals that make up the plastics that hold the water to the human physical body. Four, only 20% of the 11 billion dollar a year water bottles industry consumed is recycled. That's 80% of the plastic waste going into landfills and oceans not to mention all the other plastic containers used. They did research and tested water samples out in the middle of the pacific ocean and found within the sample water that was dragged for a mile behind the boat, there was more plastic then plankton that could be visibly seen. You could see all the different colors of the plastic, and the different shapes and sizes floating around in the water sample that was shown through the film. There is a heep of plastic floating in the pacific twice the size of Texas, and these heeps of plastic can be found in each body of ocean on our planet.

The plastic water bottle industry is an example of the unnecessary adverse and abusive effect on the life here as to consider all aspects of life that are effected, as there are many. What is driving the obvious non sensical plastic water bottle industry to continue is money, consumer ignorance, and convenience. We have water available through our faucets that should be built up and created to sustain all, consider all, and give to all, it's in place and is being neglected because of the power of the companies behind this water bottle industry. They use marketing tactics to control the message going on, which is based on profit for the company and protection for the product's continuation <--again bottom line money.

An equal money system, this will stop as will be seen the obvious abuse and disregard for the huge amount of destruction plastic water bottles are causing, and the unnecessary use for these bottles, when we can use products that are neutral to the environment and preserve it such as glass. Also, an an equal money system waste management will be much more efficient, many things will be recycled and reused, many resources will be localized and sustained within community living, and money will be used for commerce purposes only. The power grasp hold of money in the minds of man will be gone as there will be no need to have a drive to get and hold onto money as it will be given to all and all will benefit equally within fairness, no profit necessary.

The equal money system will be heaven on earth because it is founded on the principle for what is best for all, this being undeniable and not debatable as it just is what is best for all. It will be in essence quite simple to express and an enjoyable way of living for all including the earth, the oceans, the fish, the animals, the trees, the bugs, the humans, all life.  The products will be made to last and all will be considered as equal as life as all are this in fact so it is self evident living. This is what is needed here as we see within the experiences of how life is being lived and handle by the current human race, it is time to take responsibility of ourselves and start to live whats best for all, individually first as this is where it starts with self then to the greater as this will happen very cool times ahead for all.

I will be committing myself to not use any more plastic bottles or cans unless I myself will recycle it, being used very sparingly, and will support and use tap water as this makes more sense and is supportive for life. It's to self regulate and conserve what I am using. Also, this issue is not even considered in countries where there is no money or opportunity to make money, as there water supply is not clean nor running for use, this being unacceptable. All in an equal money system will have equal access to clean water, which will be conserved and used in ways that is again best for all life here. Water is life, lets use it one and equal as life for all as all are life here.

Equal Money System- Solution to World Problems

  <----This is the trailer to the movie I was referring to here called Tapped.

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