We all need water to live. According to World Health Organization (WHO) we need at least 20 liters per day per person (5 gallons) for food safety and hygiene. However, we do not need any plastic water bottle. In fact, it is pretty much the opposite: to save water, we should not use bottles, nor any disposable plastic containers.
As you probably know, the plastic is made from petroleum oil and the toxic products used for oil extraction pollute the groundwater. In addition, the shipping of a water bottle from its source to your fridge consumes oil and contributes to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
At the end, plastic bottles weight up to 10 kg of waste per person per year (22 lbs.) and less than 20% of our bottles are recycled.
As a “drop”, your mission is to fill your plastic bottle instead of throwing it away, or buy a reusable water bottle and take it anywhere with you.
YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL SAVINGS*
By drinking 1.5 liters of water per day (33.8 fl. oz), without buying a plastic bottle you will save about:
- 0.06 lbs. / 30 grams of plastic waste
- 101 fl. oz./ 3 liters of water (pollution)
- 5 fl. oz / 150 ml of petroleum oil (plastic tube only)
- 0.2 lbs. / 90 grams CO2 equivalent (oil extraction)
- 11 ft2 / 2 m2 ecological footprint (virtual forest required to absorb CO2 emissions)
Say no to plastic water bottles: it matters a lot!
(*) These data are statistically estimated for personal use only. Any use for scientific, business or legal purposes is strongly discouraged.