Refill Not Landfill
Saying, “No” to bottled water keeps our planet and your wallet green. Why is bottled water waste a concern? Here are just a few reasons...
- Americans used 50 billion water bottles last year and sent 38 billion water bottles to landfills. If laid end to end, that’s enough bottles to travel from the Earth to the Moon and back 10 times. If placed in a landfill or littered, those bottles could take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade.
- The energy we waste using bottled water would be enough to power 190,000 homes.
- The average American uses 167 disposable water bottles each year, but only recycles 38.1
- For about $10 each, you can purchase a 16-ounce or 32-ounce reusable bottle, saving you hundreds of dollars a year on bottled water.
- Hydration at its best — carry the water you need and reduce your impact on the environment — one reusable bottle can last for decades, making it easy to stop buying single-serve bottled water to fulfill your everyday hydration needs.
- In contrast to tap water (which is distributed through an energy-efficient infrastructure), transporting bottled water long distances involves burning massive quantities of fossil fuels. Nearly a quarter of all bottled water crosses national borders to reach consumers, transported by boat, train, and truck. (Earth Policy Institute)
- It costs up to five times more money to drink bottled water than to put gas in your car-due primarily to its packaging and transportation. (Earth Policy Institute)