By SOPHIA ROTHMAN, age 10

PHOTO: MrTinDC
PHOTO: MrTinDC

Many people believe that bottled water is healthier than tap water because they think bottled water is cleaner. However, studies have shown that the opposite could be true due to toxins in the plastic. Furthermore, though bottled water may be convenient, the industry is a great polluter. In order to make the 29 billion plastic water bottles that Americans purchase each year, manufacturers use 17 million barrels of crude oil. Save the earth. Use the faucet.