Did you know that 88% of empty plastic water bottles in the United States are not recycled… The Container Recycling Institute says that plastic water bottles are disposed of (not recycled) at the rate of 30 million a day?
Did you know that plastic bottles can leach chemicals into the water if left in the sun, heated up, or reused several times?
Did you know that production of the plastic bottles to meet our demand for bottled water takes the equivalent of about 17.6 million barrels of oil (not including transportation costs.) That equals the amount of oil required to fuel more than one million vehicles in the U.S. each year. Around the world, bottling water uses about 2.7 million tons of plastic…each year?
Bottled water not only effects our environment direly, it can also affect our health detrimentally.
According to the Environment California Research & Policy Centre, which reviewed 130 studies on the topic, the chemicals that can be released from bottle water has been linked to breast and uterine cancer, an increased risk of miscarriage and decreased testosterone levels.
So why use bottled water when you can buy a reusable bottle/sports bottle that doesn’t release harmful chemicals and it doesn’t harm the environment with an overuse of oil for transport or having to dispose of it without recycling.
Not only will this prevent potential health scares in the future, it can also save you a lot of money a year.
For example, someone buys a standard 500ml branded bottle of water which costs 80p everyday for a year they are potentially spending:
80p x 365 = £292.00 a year on bottled water.
Whereas if you were to buy a 500ml reusable bottle/sports bottle, it would only cost you £2.50 for a year, only filling it up using water from the tap or filtered water from a water cooler.
Not only are the bottled water prices inflated for only 500ml, you could rent a water cooler from us from just 52p a day, the tank capacity holds 3 litres and can dispense up to 3 litres per use.
Stop drinking bottled water. It damages your health, your pocket and your environment.