Main Terms Contagious Diffusion and Globalization Hierarchal Diffusion Environmental Impacts
Contagious Diffusion andGlobalization First plastic water bottle invented in 1947. Expensive until 1960. Popular for clean taste and easytransportation. The rate of consumption quadrupled between1990 and 2005. 50 billion bottles of water are consumed perannum in the U.S. 200 billion bottles globally. 240- 10,000 times more expensive than tapwater.
Hierarchal Diffusion MDC’s get bottled water, and developingcountries don’t. In places like Nigeria, they might not haveclean water for weeks at a time. Efforts are being made to change that. Michael Stone and Jeffrey Church. Learned that they could provide someone witha lifetime of clean water for only twenty dollars. Hit a roadblock though.
Environmental Impacts Main environmental consequence. Production of plastic bottles requires millionsof barrels of oil per year. Transportation of bottled water to the marketreleases thousands of tonnes of carbon waste. Only 13 percent of bottles recycled end upbeing something useful. If disposed of incorrectly, plastic bottles takecenturies to decompose and if they areincinerated, harmful toxic byproducts arereleased into the atmosphere.
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Sources Where Citation was aProblem http://www.worldwatch.org/node/5475 http://www.aquatina.net/findafountain.html