There are 150 million plastic water bottles sold each day. Only 25% are recycled. The rest ends up as litter or landfill.
Plastic bottle waste is increasing at an alarming rate: it tripled since 1995.
The water we donâ€™t need. Non-carbonated bottled water is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. beverage market. An estimated 25 percent doesnâ€™t even come from any well or source. But from municipal water supplies.
Some types of plastic begin to break down in the ocean within one year, releasing potentially toxic bisphenol A (BPA) and other chemicals into the water.
It takes 450 - 1.000 years for a plastic bottle to desintegrate.
Because most plastics are lighter than seawater, they float on the surface for years, slowly breaking down into smaller and smaller fragments.
Deadly plastic. Marine trash, mainly plastic, is killing more than a million seabirds and 100.000 mammals and sea turtles each year according to the United Nations. Plastic bottle tops are often found in the stomachs of dead sea lions, dolphins, sea turtles and others.
It takes so much oil to produce a water bottle. And four times as much water as it contains.
Oil that has to be extracted, shipped by tankers, refined, transported again and so onâ€Ś
10.000 times more expensive than tap water. Bottled water is often not healthier.
The high mineral content of some bottled water makes them unsuitable for feeding babies and young children.
Bottled water is shipped all over the world. From Italy to the U.S., from France to Canada. Nearly a quarter of all bottled water crosses national borders to reach consumers.
To transport the water there is weekly needed an equivalent of 37.800 trucks and that is only for the U.S.
Fresh thinking. Public tap water is healthy, safe and monitored. Itâ€™s fresh, compared to bottled water (that was stored) in warehouses, trucks and stores.
No more plastic bottles. No more waste, no more nonsense.
It’s not just a bottle. It’s a company statement. It’s your way of saying that we all need water - we don’t need the waste.
Sustainable thinking, on everybodyâ€™s desk. The stainless steel fresh water container that lasts a lifetime. Itâ€™s simply brilliant.
Most adults lose about 10 cups of water every day through normal body functions including perspiration and breathing. To keep our bodies working properly, we need to replace the water that we lose.
Refill your plastic bottle? Better not!
Refill you plastic bottle? Better not. Bacteria grow easily on its mouth and the only way to prevent this is by cleaning the bottle with hot soapy water and dry thoroughly between uses. Ever seen anyone doing this? Our stainless steel bottles are machine washable.
The bottle. And the complete message thatâ€™s in it.
An editorial for you to use in your internal communications or publish in your own magazine.
A clear statement to be published in your annual report.
Make it your battle. And your bottle. More and more companies are joining the battle. Itâ€™s an easy step saving the environment and lots of money at the same time. The bottles can be branded and even personalized. Finished with your logo and printed in your company colors if you like.
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Published on Sep 6, 2010