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Bottled Water vs. Tap Water. The Case Of Stats, Costs, Health & The Environment


  • You save 240 bottles a year by reusing a glass bottle.
  • Around 2.7 million tons of plastic is used for the manufacturing of water bottles.
  • The number of disposable plastic water bottles consumed in the US in 2010 could fill 849,941 school buses (double the number of school buses on the road today).
  • The U.S is the largest consumer of plastic bottled water in the world.
  • Annually, Americans consume more than 8.6 billion gallons of bottled water each year The average U.S. citizen consumes more than 21 gallons of water every year.
  • The price of bottled water is up to 10,000 times the cost of tap water.
  • Only 10% of the cost of bottled water goes to the actual water, the other 90% goes to the packaging, transportation and marketing.
  • More than 75% of plastic water bottles are never recycled,they’re simply thrown away.
  • PET (plastic) water bottles generate more than 121 million tons of waste each year.
  • Manufacturing & filling the plastic water bottles, on average wastes 30-40% of the water involved in the process.
  • In the U.S. 1,500 plastic water bottles are consumed every second. 70% of those will never be recycled. 90% of the trash in the ocean is from plastic.

Using a purified tap water is an environmentally sound decision that is healthy and cost effective. 


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