Did you know…
- Bottled water is the #1 beverage category in the United States.
- 86% of Americans regularly purchase bottled water.
- 481.6 billion plastic bottles are used worldwide in a single year.
- It takes 450 years for a plastic bottle to decompose.
- Only 9% of plastic is actually recycled. The other 91% ends up in oceans and landfills.
- It takes 17 million barrels of oil to make the plastic water bottles we Americans consume annually.
- If you have access to safe drinking water, consider making a permanent shift away from bottled water.
Here’s what you can do:
Make a Change. Don’t drink bottled water. Instead, carry a reusable water bottle wherever you go. “Keys, wallet, phone, water.” Don’t leave home without it.
Go a Step Further. Don’t purchase plastic-bottle beverages of any kind. Buy only reusable cartons or cans.
Take the Lead. Find out who’s in charge at your school, church, work, and organizations. Help them find better options to plastic water bottles. As a Plantetarian, multiply your impact. What you’re doing it is great. Getting others to do it is even better.
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