The video contain a lot of lessons. Just to begin with, it can shade light to someone who is fully addicted to bottled water. It is quite clear that people spend a lot of money on bottled water and others don’t even have access to it. It cannot not be disputed that bottled water cost 2000 times more than tapped water. The truth is tap water is easily accessible to many people and it is point less spending a lot of money on bottled water while tap water can serve the same purpose.
What I think about this video is that when people continue to buy bottled water all the time and with no proper recycling strategy for plastics, we mind end up filling the earth with plastic bottles. We will through the bottles all over the places and this will lead to environmental degradation. The video makes me to imagine that the highly advertised bottled water is equally not pure. This is justified by the fact that there are several industries which have come up with the aim of making huge profits to the expense of human health.
In the future, tap water might be dangerous to people’s health. Even though the video is encouraging drinking of tap water, it contains chlorine and fluoride which is being pumped into the general water supply. These two chemicals are extremely detrimental to our health. It is advisable by the doctors to drink water which comes from either natural spring or mountain range. Any other source may not be 100% clean or pure.
However, people will eventually resort to the use of tap water since it is cheaper and readily available in the long run.
The Great Pacific Garbage Park
According to this video, plastic bag, bottles and debris are growing mostly on the North Pacific Ocean and of late, another is said to exist in the Atlantic Ocean. What I have land about the video of the great pacific garbage park is that the area is oceanic desert mainly filled with very tiny phytoplankton and few fish and mammals. The factors which have contributed to the formation of this feature is that there are lack of fish and gentle breeze which make fishermen not to sail through that place frequently.
Most of the debris which is found in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch comes from land. Despite several waste which are being dumped in the ocean, plastic form most part of the patch. This is because plastics are not biodegradable which some other wastes biodegrades before they reach the patch.
What I think about the video is that the garbage patches has numerous hazards more so to the marine life as well as fishing and tourism industry. The world is doing less to curb the rapid growth of this patch we might pose great danger in the near future. However, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch can still be recovered in the future. This can be done through constant recycling of plastics since they form the better part of the patch.
People also should be educated on the proper disposal practices of waste materials to prevent garbage from entering our oceans. Finally, the manufacturing of plastics should as well be reduced by making some laws which regulate this.
Garbage!. Dir. Andrew Nisker. Perf. debris. Ironweed Film Club, 2009. Film.