Drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water can be a challenge for many Americans. In fact, we often find that our customers tend to drink more water when using a reusable water bottle as they are indeed easy to use and to track how much water you are drinking each day. Disposable water bottles, while convenient, are filling up our landfills and causing serious waste problems across the world. Here are some bottled water facts you need to know about:
- Production of disposable water bottles requires more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, which is enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year.
- The amount of energy consumed to create water bottles is enough to power 190,000 homes.
- Americans use 50 billion plastic water bottles yearly.
- The recycling for plastic is only 23 percent, which means Americans are wasting over $1 billion worth of plastic each year.
- Plastic water bottles often include antimony, which can lead to depression and dizziness and problems with nausea and vomiting.
So what is the solution? AMD Closures has a large line of reuseable bottles designed to prevent waste. Purchasing just one 16-ounce water bottle can save you hundreds of dollars a year on bottled water. Carrying a water bottle with you will reduce your carbon footprint on the environment.
Is Bottled Water Better?
A myth about bottled water is that it tastes better from tap water. Bottled water isn’t necessarily a higher quality or better tasting. In face many of the bottled water brands simply filter water before placing it in the bottle where chemicals can be easily transmitted over time from the plastic bottle. If you do not like using tap water, consider using a filtered water pitcher before refilling your reuseable water bottle.
Testing the Water
While many people may feel bottled water is better, here is an important thing to consider. Bottled water is only regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, which only requires weekly testing, which means there could be problems with bacteria that is not released to the public.