Bottled water comes at a price.
Last year, consumers spent fifteen billion dollars on bottled water. However, bottled water’s economic cost is less menacing than its innumerable environmental costs. Last year, people dumped thirty-eight billion water bottles into landfills worldwide. Bottled water production consumes over one thousand times more energy than tap water. Bottled water production also consumes water itself: to produce one liter of bottled water, one must use up three liters of tap water. According to the Pacific Institute, from start to finish bottled water consumes between 1100 and 2000 times more energy than does tap water.
The unreal facts of bottled water:
~ Sixty million plastic bottles end up in American landfills daily.
~ Thirty-eight billion water bottles are discarded into landfills every year.
~ Last year, consumers spent $15 billion on disposable bottled water.
~ Bottling water has produced more than 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide.
~ It takes three liters of water to produce one liter of bottled water.
~ Consumers use 1.5 million tons of plastic for water bottles each year; less than 5% of this plastic waste is recycled.
~ You can get approximately 450 gallons of tap water for the price of one bottled water.
~ Producing the bottles for American consumption required the equivalent of more than 17 million barrels of oil, not including the energy for transportation.
We want to help.
Do your part to stop disposable water bottle pollution. Instead of paying for expensive disposable water bottles, filter your water at a nearby tap. You can use your Hydros Bottle to save water—and money—wherever. One Hydros Filter saves two hundred bottles from landfills!