Stop Killing the Planet with Water Bottles [Infographic]

Plastic Water Bottle Pollution [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

Naturally, all of us drink water, and many of us opt for bottled water instead of tap in an effort to stay healthier. But drinking from a disposable plastic water bottle isn’t necessarily a healthier option—and it has a highly negative impact on our environment.

It starts well before a plastic bottle even touches your lips. Creating one year’s worth of bottled water requires 17 million barrels of oil, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars or power 190,000 homes. And after a plastic bottle is disposed of, it might become one of the 38 billion bottles that end up in our landfills each year. Even worse, it might wash into the ocean, where plastic waste kills 1.1 million marine creatures annually.

What’s more, plastic water bottles sometimes contain harmful chemicals like BPA, which means that “healthier” bottled water could actually be causing serious health problems.

This infographic from Printwand is a helpful breakdown of the most important facts and statistics that you should know about disposable water bottles, along with the criteria to look for when choosing a reusable alternative (such as those available here).

Plastic Water Bottle Pollution [Infographic] | ecogreenloveInfographic by Printwand

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💚 Indonesia: dead whale had 1,000 pieces of plastic in stomach | Guardian, November 2018

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5 thoughts on “Stop Killing the Planet with Water Bottles [Infographic]

  1. Reblogged this on Dragons Rule OK.
    MacDonalds have said that in the UK, they are going to stop using plastic straws. That’s a start, I suppose, but could they have found anything smaller?

  2. Reblogged this on Dragons Rule OK. and commented:

    I think this is a very important post. Please share. We should all be aware of what we are doing.
    Using all that oil to make bottles is a waste. It’s not only fuel and plastics that oil is used for, but many other things. I’ll do a post about that soon.

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