Wasteful Fact Wednesday!

WATER BOTTLES – Did you know that the use  of plastic water bottles results in 60 million water bottles a day to be manufactured, transported, and then disposed of? Almost 90% are not recycled or reused. Bottled water produces up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year. According to Food and Water Watch, that plastic requires up to 47 million gallons of oil per year to produce. And due to the slow decay rate of plastic, the majority of all plastics ever produced still exists some place on this planet. A lot ends up in our oceans, polluting them and harming marine wildlife.

Some estimates say it takes 3 liters of water to fill a 1 liter water bottle. That is A LOT of water waste especially when so many people in this world still do not have access to clean water.

So what can you do? Well start by NOT buying plastic water bottles. There are so many options for reusable bottles now. Check out these ones. I have one myself and absolutely love it!

Oh and one more thing, Pepsi’s Aquafina and Coke’s Dasani water is basically just tap water that has gone through a filter. Every time you buy those you are spending your hard earned money on a bottle of tap water.

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