Environmental Impact of Plastic Water Bottles

 

 

 

Why do we still go to the vending machine for a bottle of water instead of using refillable bottles? Buying plastic bottles not only hurts your wallet and the environment, but chemicals in the plastic may possibly hurt your body as well. 

Did you know that 17 million barrels of oil is used to create more than 50 million plastic water bottles per year in the United States? If used for another purpose, that amount of oil could fuel 1.3 million cars for an entire year or power 190,000 homes.  

It also takes more water to produce a plastic bottle than the amount put in that bottle for drinking, which is just downright bizarre. What’s more is that so much of this plastic ends up polluting the oceans, killing 1.1 million marine creatures annually. 

Creation of single-use plastic bottles releases 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year. Extreme amount of carbon dioxide being expelled into the atmosphere means we’re heating up the planet too quickly and by choosing a reusable water bottle, you’ll be helping to slowdown that process. 

Investing in a reusable water bottle helps the environment in all the ways plastic water bottles harm it. They use less oil, release less carbon dioxide, they won’t pack landfills, and they’re good for water in general. 

 

 

At The EcoFairy, our goal is to help you build a more sustainable life by offering you a line of reusable products. We offer products that last and that will help you reduce the amount of plastic you use.    

 

More info on our website: https://www.theecofairy.com   

 

 

 

 

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