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Switch to a Reusable Water Bottle

November 17, 2016

Switch to a Reusable Water Bottle

Cutting out plastic bottled water is one of those tiny little changes anyone can make to drastically reduce their environmental footprint, and also save quite a bit of money. Check out the stats below and make the change.

WHAT WE ARE WASTING

  • It requires 17 million barrels of oil each year to make enough plastic bottles to satisfy America’s bottled water demand. That’s enough to provide a years worth of fuel to 1.3 million cars. That statistic does not include all the oil used to transport the bottled water.
  • The average American uses 167 disposable water bottles each year, only 38 of those are recycled.
  • Last year, America used about 50 billion water bottles. With a recycled rate around just 23%, that means 38 billion water bottles are wasted every year (more than a $1 billion worth of plastic)

USING FILTERED TAP WATER INSTEAD OF BOTTLED WATER PROVIDES THE SAME QUALITY AT A FRACTION OF THE COST

  • The majority of bottled water is just municipal, filtered bottled water. So the quality is no better than what you can achieve at home with a simple filter.
  • At U.S. tap rates, the recommended eight glasses of water per day costs just 49 cents per year. That exact same amount of bottled water costs around $1,400 per year.
  • An average water pitcher filters 240 gallons of water per year for around 19 cents per day. In bottled water, that’s 1,818 16.9-ounce water bottles per year. Since the average cost is around a dollar a bottle that comes out to $4.98 per day.
  • For about $10 dollars, you can buy a Nalgene reusable water bottle that is basically indestructible and can last you decades.

So, bottom line is go out and get a reusable water bottle. And if you drink a lot of coffee or tea, get a reusable thermos too because the waste generated from paper and plastic cups is also mind-boggling. Plus, most coffee shops will give you a discount for bringing your own thermos, and that will cover the cost of your thermos in no time. 

Written by Kyle Barrett, Founder and CEO of Bighorn 

Sources

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water – Facts & 4 Reasons to Drink Tap by Amy Livingston http://www.moneycrashers.com/bottled-water-vs-tap-water-facts/

Bottled Water Facts https://www.banthebottle.net/bottled-water-facts/





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