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When will the population that has access to clean drinking water realize that the harm caused by bottled water far outweighs the “convenience” of it?
Water bottles suck. Plain and simple. I’m not a big fan of plastic bottles in general, as they cost natural resources to produce, people usually don’t recycle them and they all-too-often end up on the side of the road along with other litter. But I especially hate plastic water bottles because there is a cheaper, more environmentally conscious alternative; just use the water comes out of the faucet. Crazy concept, I know. I can’t think of a time in my life when I felt the need to spend money on something that uses finite resources that I could get for pennies at my house or FREE anywhere else, can you?
• Every hour, Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles, 90% of which will finish their short lives in a landfill. Simply stop purchasing bottled water and the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere will drop.
• Every single piece of plastic that has ever been produced in history still exists. A lot of it ends up in our oceans, disrupting and harming wildlife and eco-systems alike. Crazy right?!?
• Of the $2.6 million spent by the U.S. House of Representatives on food during a nine-month period from 2009 to 2010, more than 20 percent — $604,000 — was spent on bottled water. Sickening.
• These three facts brought to you by “Good”.
Below is the link for more information from them as well as a video; http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/smart-takes/infographic-americans-throw-away-25-million-plastic-bottles-every-hour/