Single Use Water Bottles!
Did you know that plastic water bottles are derived from crude oil? Millions of barrels of crude oil are sucked dry annually to supply the American demand for bottled water. The oil extraction, transportation, and refining process has serious affects on the environment such as greenhouse gas emissions, oil spills, and natural habitat destruction. Once created these seemingly non threatening water bottles must be transported all over the country which, you could imagine, releases a ton of CO2. After they are consumed, for a price much much higher then that of tap water, they are often tossed into the garbage adding pressure on overcrowded landfills in which they take thousands of years to break down. Sometimes they don’t even make it to the landfill and end up somewhere in the natural environment floating in the ocean or blowing in the wind… The simple solution: Buy a reusable water bottle and a simple hand held water filter! Over 40% of bottled water sold in the U.S. is purified tap water anyways…. so the transition is really not that big of a deal.