Saving the World One Water Bottle at a Time

10.08.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

 

 

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If you were to guess what percentage of water bottles end up in landfills every year what would you say?  10 percent? Maybe a higher 30 percent?  50 percent?  How about an astounding 80 percent!  Yes that is correct, 80 percent, actually OVER 80 percent of empty water bottles end up in landfills every year.  Not only is this horrible for the environment but it also is also extremely expensive to buy water bottles.  Bottled water can cost anywhere from 240 to 10,000 more times than tap water.  In addition to an SFGate article titles, “Water Bottle Pollution Facts” states, the production of plastic bottles requires millions of barrels of oil per year and the transportation of bottled water from its source to stores releases thousands of tons of carbon dioxide.”  It makes zero sense for people to continually use water bottles because it is both expensive and bad for the environment.  So the next time you go to buy water try to avoid it completely by using tap water, or just recycle the bottle when you are done.

 

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Jeremy Peckham

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