Bottled water is a growing environmental crisis. You can help and save lots of money, too.
Bottled water is one of our planet’s biggest environmental disasters. Hold up any plastic water bottle and imagine that ¼ of the bottle is filled with oil. That’s how much in fossil fuels it took to put that bottle of water in your hand.
About 30 BILLION water bottles are consumed in the US every year. Bottled water manufacturers in the U.S. alone use 17 million barrels of crude oil PER YEAR just to package their water. Much more oil is needed to transport the bottled water
to market. Ironically, it takes about 3 liters of water to make 1 liter of bottled water. But what goes into creating bottled water is just a fraction of the problem.
80% of plastic bottles end up as litter — millions of tons of plastic bottles in landfills, along roads, on beaches and in waterways and oceans where they will continue to pile up for centuries slowly leaching toxins. It takes over 1,000 YEARS
to bio-degrade a plastic bottle as it breaks down into smaller pieces that continue to poison our water and the marine life that lives in it.
Only about 20% of all water bottles are recycled, and many of these are simply turned into lower quality plastics that will end up being discarded into the environment at a later date.
The good news is that you can help by simply filtering your own tap water at home or in the office and using stainless steel or glass refillable water bottles. See TREATMENT SYSTEMS
to learn how easy and convenient
it is. You’ll save a lot of money and your water will be better quality too. That’s a “win, win.”