Our “grab and go” lifestyles produces 50 billion pounds of PET single -use plastics in the U.S. alone, and recovers less than 5% per year, 137 thousand per day. 1585 per second. (“A Fountain On Every Corner”, New York Times. Find A Fountain, May 23, 2008)
“So why did we buy into bottled water?”
The Number ONE Reason:
Plastic water bottles are CONVENIENT because they are easy to grab and you can find them anywhere, take them anywhere -yet they wind up everywhere as a result…
“Manufactured demand” and misleading marketing has implied that bottled water is cleaner, taste better and healthier than tap water. Their water comes from “pristine sources” in a far way lands of glaciers, rain forest, clouds and mineral spring when in reality most actually do not. According to government and industry watch groups, about one third of bottled water is bottled tap water — sometimes with additional treatment, sometimes nothing at all.
The lack of transparency in the bottle water business is alarming and largely due to the fact the FDA is allowed to interpret the EPA’s regulations and apply them selectively to bottled water. Can anyone say “Cha-Ching” the bottled water giants did and everyone in between is in on the action. With these facts aside there is one thing they all have in common, one method of delivering mother nature’s nectar – PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) bottles which are made with a known hormone disrupter, Bisphenol-A (BPA), that is suspected to cause breast cancer, prostate and bladder cancer, among other diseases.
Plastic Water Bottle Facts:
There are 307,006,550 people in the US, and the US uses roughly, 50 billion plastic water bottles annually. This equates to the average American using 162.86 bottles annually, or 3.13 bottles weekly, or 0.45 bottles daily.
Serving Size: 12 – 16 fl oz.
- Servings Per Container: Only 1
- Life Span: On average 2 minutes
Amount Per Bottle Production:
- Crude Oil … 3 fl oz.
- Water Required … 3x bottle size
- Total plastic for bottles … 900,000 tons
- Total CO2 produced … 2.5 million tons
- Total oil used to produce … 17 million barrels
- Total bottles not recycled … 80%
- Percent of water from tap … 40%
- Time to decompose … Up to 1,000 years
- At least 90 percent of the price of a bottle of water is for bottling, packaging, shipping and marketing.
- 44 percent of ‘purified’ bottled water sold in the U.S. started out as municipal water.
- 827,000 to 1.3 million tons of plastic PET water bottles were produced in the U.S. in 2006, requiring the energy equivalent of 50 million barrels of oil. 76.5 percent of these bottles ended up in landfills.
- Between 1997 and 2007, bottled water consumption in the U.S. more than doubled, from 13.4 gallons per person to 29.3 gallons per person.
- 26 to 41 percent of the 2.4 million tons of PET plastic discarded every year is bottled water bottles.
- Because plastic water bottles are shielded from sunlight in landfills, they will not decompose for thousands of years.
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