Bottled water is considered to be safe by most people, which is a popular myth. The amount of money and resources that are spend to bottle drinking water and transport it around the glob is huge. Studies have shown that with just a fraction of this money we can provide drinking water and sanitation to everyone on earth. At the same time we can reduce that strain that we exert on earth. Are we trying to keep our economic growth at the cost of our environment?
Bottled water in the west costs more than $1.50 per bottle. This is 1,900 times that of tap water
An average US citizen spends over $400 every year on bottled water.
Health can be damaged by toxic chemicals like Bisphenol_A (BPA), leached from bottled water. BPA intake can also cause cancerous cell in body
The environment is tainted by the Production, Transportation, Packaging and Disposal of plastic bottled water
In 2004 the bottled water usage was 26,000,000,000 litters.
That measns approxmately 28,000,000,000 plastic bottles.
86% of this bottles endup as trash.
1,500 bottles end up as garbage every second.
28,000,000,000 bottles mean 17,000,000 barrels of oil that was used to produce those plastic bottles.
It also mean 2,500,000 tones of carbon dioxide emision as past of plastic bottle manufacturing.
Consumers spend $100 Billion on bottled waters
Research shows that for a fraction of this amount everyone on the planet could have safe drinking water and proper sanitation.
Survey shows that 35% of bottled water drinkers that it is safer than Tap water.
That much oil could have powered 100,000 cars for that year.
Water bottles stored in hot conditions (eg: in cars) can leach out chemicals that can lead to breast and other types of cancer.
Bottled waters are subjected to extreme temperatures during their storage (warehouse) and transportation