Monday, August 3, 2009

Plastic Water Bottles

Plastic water bottles: They are convenient, right? Everyone drinks water and it seems like a plastic bottle is the way to go. That's why the price continues to go up and so does the pollution.

If you spend $1.50 per bottle at the convenience store, you are spending 1900 times more than you would have for tap water. Even in spending less on a larger quantity pack of water at the store, the average person still spends approximately $400 per year on bottled water.

Currently only 16% of plastic water bottles are recycled (16% of 26,000,000,000+ per year). That's approximately 1500 bottles going into the trash every second. Even if all of them were recycled there is still a huge impact on polluting the environment. Over 2,500,000 tons of carbon dioxide is produced in manufacturing plastic water bottles. We use enough oil in the production of plastic water bottles each year to fuel 100,000 cars for a year.

The answer??? Water filtration in your own home. There is a variety of choices in home water filtration. Reverse osmosis is becoming very popular because it is inexpensive compared to bottled water and it is just as good or better in quality. The filtration unit is installed underneath a kitchen sink and the filtration faucet dispenser is installed on the kitchen sink. They come in a variety of different styles and finishes.

Make small changes to help keep the world beautiful. Grab a water container that you are able to re-use. Enjoy drinking your filtered water and cut out soda. This way, we can cut out soda containers and we'll be more healthy too.
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