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No Plastic Bottles

No Plastic Bottles

Alarming Facts

  • Bottled water costs 1,000 times more than tap water
  • Only 1 in 5 plastic bottles are recycled
  • Americans consume over 8.6 billion gallons of bottled water
  • Most tap water is more heavily tested and regulated than bottled water
  • Plastic water bottles can take between 400 and 1,000 years to decompose
  • It requires 3 times the amount of water to produce a plastic bottle than it does to fill it
  • Last year, the average American used 167 water bottles, but only recycled 38
  • In many taste tests, tap water was preferred over bottled water
  • The NRDC conducted a comprehensive four-year scientific study of 1,000 brands of bottled water. The results showed that one third of the bottled waters violated their own industry standards for water quality.

What Can We Do?

  • First of think about it: do we really need bottled water? You would quickly figure out there are many inexpensive and better options available. Ask you parents and grandparents. They can tell you good options.
  • Use stainless steel or metallic reusable bottles. These bottles can be used thousands of times. They are not expensive at all. You can buy them in a store or online. May of them keep your water hot or cold for several hours unlike plastic bottles. They come in various sizes and easy to carry around.

References

  • http://blog.allgreenrecycling.com/environment/the-facts-about-bottled-water/
  • https://www.banthebottle.net/articles/10-startling-facts-about-bottled-water/
  • https://nb.cupe.ca/privatization/the-facts-about-bottled-water
  • http://ithinkihateplastic.com/site/?p=84
  • https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180801182009.htm
  • https://www.fastcompany.com/3062853/these-maps-show-how-much-of-the-us-is-covered-in-landfills
  • https://www.cnn.com/2012/04/26/us/la-trash-puente-landfill/index.html
  • http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/2009/12/11/fun-facts-about-bottled-water/