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What impact does drinking bottled water have on the environment?

May 28, 2015

  • Unless it has been incinerated, every piece of plastic ever made still exists; Reason? Plastic takes over 500 years to degrade!
  • Over 70 billion (seventy thousand million) single use plastic water bottles are consumed annually in the US and Europe alone; National Geographic estimate that a maximum of 20% are recycled. That means that over 50 billion bottles go into landfill or end up in our oceans every year.
  • Fill up your bottle with oil to a fifth of its capacity to witness how much oil is used in manufacturing the bottle and shipping it to you!
  • For every 1 litre of bottled water in your local supermarket, 3 litres have been used to make and ship it to you.
  • Bottled water is commonly more expensive than petrol or diesel, at £1 or €1 per 50 cl bottle, compared to petrol and Diesel at £1.40 or €1.40 per litre!
  • By consuming bottled water you are contributing to killing over 1 million sea birds and 100,000 mammals annually, who die by ingesting or becoming trapped in plastic waste.
  • Get the taste and convenience of bottled water at a fraction of the costs; get water where you are certain of the quality by filtering it yourself; help reduce plastic waste and preserve natural resources by using a Water-to-Go reusable bottle and filter!
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