Plastic Water Bottles Not Cool
Plastic Water Bottles Are Not Cool According to the Earth Policy Institute, in 1976, North Americans drank an average or 1.6 gallons of bottled water a year.
Assuming a 12 oz bottle, that would be 17 bottles a year.
Today, North Americans buy nearly a billion bottles of water every single week (51 billion bottles every year). That’s an average of more than three bottles per week for every man, woman, and child in the country or nearly 160 bottles a year. And this, even though bottled water can cost from 240 to 10,000 times more than tap water, which is delivered right to the home for pennies a gallon.
Bottled water creates its own share of pollution. The production of plastic bottles consumes barrels of oil each year and transportation of bottled water from its source to retail stores releases thousands of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
And after all that water is gone, only a small percentage of these 51 billion empty bottles are recycled annually. The rest end up in landfills, or worse.
Drinking two liters of tap water a day costs only 50 cents per year. Then, if you purify that tap water, it would only cost about another $95.00. So that’s $95.50 to save our planet and have far superior water. An unknown percentage of water bottles end up as litter along highways, in vacant fields, and in regular trash.
Most water bottles used in the United States and Canada end up in landfills. As plastic bottles decay, they can leach harmful chemicals into the ground, potentially polluting the soil and water. Only about 20% of plastic water bottles used in North America are ever recycled. The rest is polluting our land.
One small filter cartridge can purify enough water to fill over 8,000 small plastic bottles. That’s enough plastic to fill your house. The cartridge can be recycled as all the ingredients to make it come from the earth. A water purifier is the greenest way to go, and could save our small green world. Conserving our natural resources is a responsibility for all of us.
The oceans are currently polluted with about 8 million metric tons of plastic every year. Traces of plastic are now found in our drinking water. We are now on pace to have more plastic water bottles in our oceans than fish by 2050. Scientists agree that the trihalomethanes, VOC’s and plastics in our drinking water today can cause many forms of cancer. The effort to make our own drinkable water is a step in the right direction when it comes to stalling the slow death of our delicate aquatic ecosystem and planet.
Fewer than half of the bottles bought in 2016 were collected for recycling and just 7% of those collected were turned into new bottles. Instead, most plastic bottles produced end up in landfill or in the ocean.
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