Plastic Is Killing Our Environmentby 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. Recommended Features
- 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!
Review on Plastic Is Killing Our EnvironmentIf 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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