Bottled Water

  • $31,000,000,000 was spent during 2018 in the United States on bottled water.
  • Approximately 1,500 water bottles are consumed per second in the United States. Which approximates 90,000 bottles hourly, or 2,200,000 bottles daily.
  • It is estimated that 80% of the water bottles purchased in the United States end up in landfills.
  • It takes about 1.4 – 2 units of water to produce/bottle a unit of bottled water.
  • Approximately 20 million barrels of oil are used annually to produce plastic water bottles in the United States.
  • Plastic is not biodegradable, it is degradable after many years, hundreds of years.
  • Approximately half of domestic bottled water is reprocessed tap water.
  • 90% of the cost of bottled water is for water bottle production, transportation and storage.

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