Plastic Is Killing Our Environment

by Laura Newton The Water Filter Lady
Individual use of plastic water bottles has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Not only is bottled water much more expensive than tap water, but there is also a serious cost to our planet.
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  • 1.5 million barrels of oil are used annually to manufacture plastic water bottles.
  • 2 million tons of plastic bottles are land filled every year
  • Only 1 out of every 10 plastic bottles is recycled.
  • Bottled water has to either be pumped out of the ground or treated. Up to 1500 gallons of water are wasted during this process
  • It takes 1000 years for a plastic bottle to bio-degrade!
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If you eliminate the scourge of bottled water you will be eliminating one of the biggest problems facing our environment. - Captain Charles Moore ~ Algalita Marine research Foundation

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About Laura Newton Committed   The Water Filter Lady

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Gopakumar Rajan Magnate II   YouTuber from India
This must be an eye opener. There's only one home belong to us; our beloved planet earth. Protect it for the generations to come. Avoid the use of plastics as much as possible. Thanks for the post.
Nov 22nd 2010 04:42   
Katrina O. Professional   Indiana Water Filters
Great RevPage Laura! Plastic does pose a great threat to our environment! Producing, and discarding it! I see empty water bottles all over the place! We live near and utilize 2 rivers. Ths things people do to our healthy water!! It is just heart breaking!
Nov 26th 2010 06:02   
Laura Newton Committed  The Water Filter Lady
The thing that really opened my eyes was when I saw the documentary movie "tapped". You wouldnt belive how much plastic ends up in our oceans Kat. Plastic water bottles are one of the biggest threats to our environment. Its heartbreaking, and people really dont have a clue of the dangers its having on our environment. If you guys havent seen the movie "tapped" please take the time to see it. You'll never drink bottled water again.
Nov 26th 2010 06:14   
Peter M. Senior   Pro Internet Marketer
nice site i will do my best to look at later
Nov 26th 2010 08:18   
Gobindsing Tecksingani Senior   Business Owner, 'My Crystal Garden'
Looks interesting, is it an affiliate program or are you selling the product?
Nov 26th 2010 08:32   
Laura Newton Committed  The Water Filter Lady
@Gobindsing... Multi-Pure is a independent distributor program, and we market the carbon block water filtration systems.
Nov 26th 2010 08:34   
Jeannette Noding Senior   
I so agree with you. We need to do something to change the path we are going in.
Nov 26th 2010 11:19   
Syamsul Noor Senior   Author
Environment = our life. Plastic = knife. We may use plastic as necessary, but we must use it appropriately prudent. Dear Laura, I agree with your opinion.
Nov 26th 2010 12:24   
Katrina O. Professional   Indiana Water Filters
Plastic is a recyclable material. The senseless over use and over dumping is causing irreversible damage to the environment! If you must use plastic containers, at least recycle them!
Nov 30th 2010 08:51   
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