With all the hype surrounding Coconut Water, it may be difficult to stop and consider how its production may affect the environment. Truth be told, there are some very damaging ecological effects that take place during the process of making coconut water (or any other-by product of coconut).
- EMISSION OF HARMFUL GASES
Some harmful gases are emitted in the process of making coconut water, from transportation to the thermal system of processing it to the finished product. Food transportation has become one of the biggest emissions of green house gases, according to World Watch Institute.
- COCONUT FARMING
The method used for coconut farming—known as monoculture farming—has a negative impact on the environment. This method encourages the use of fertilizers, which harms the soil.
- WATER POLLUTION
In some places, coconut water is disposed of rather than consumed. This disposal has adverse effects on the environment, most especially the water bodies. The authorities highly discourage this, and it is such a waste of useful and nutritious food.
HARMLESS HARVEST OF COCONUT WATER
Finally, some companies are starting to reduce their carbon footprint in the process of making coconut water. Carbon, as you may already know, depletes the ozone layer, and is bad for our environment and human health. The harmless harvest of coconut is friendly in many ways. It does not only help in maintaining good health for both humans and the environment, it also adds to the quality of coconut water.