How often do you grab a pre-filled water bottle as you leave the house? A refillable glass bottle used over and over helps protect the Earth's resources bycutting virgin material and energy use, garbage flow, as well as, air and water pollution.
In reality, most of us need to buy water or carry a refillable bottle. We drink water in our cars, at the office, at school and sporting events, as well as other locations.
It is widespread knowledge that convenience comes with a price, but are you aware that consumers are paying between 240 and 10,000 times more for the convenience of bottled water?
In one year, a person drinking 3 bottles a day would spend $262.80, if they bought the bottles in cases and avoided purchasing any bottles outside those bottles.
The actual cost of a PET bottle reaches far beyond monetary.
Annually, Americans discard approximately 2 MILLION TONS of PET bottles into the landfills.According to the Earth Policy Institute of Washington, D.C., it takes more than1.5 million barrels of oil each year to produce water bottles for Americans.
That amount of oil is enough to fuel 100,000 cars for one year.
Along with using oil, the manufacturing of the water bottles releases pollutants, like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and sulfur oxides.