Bottled Water Versus the Environment Case Study

This case study explores the environmental effects associated with the production, consumption, and recycling related to bottled water. Students learn about state and federal regulations associated with the extraction of ground water and its potential impact on the environment, identify potential safety hazards with drinking water, and become aware of the economic and ecological costs of drinking water that has been bottled.

Actions Leading to the Bottled Water Case Study

Students noticed that in their school all the water fountains were removed over the latest holiday break. This action by the school administration has caused many students to question why this happened. Their