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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.
Randy JohnstonEducational ConsultantEducational Consultant

Randy Johnston taught accounting and business ethics courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at five universities. Randy has left business school education to pursue creating awareness of environmental issues as well as animal and human rights issues.

 

His motivation to pursue this was driven by student feedback regarding topics that were covered in his ethics classes, topics which changed the lives of many students as well as the lives of many of their friends and family members.

 

He earned a Master of Education degree from St. Lawrence University, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting from Clarkson University, and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. He received teaching awards at the University of Colorado Boulder and The Pennsylvania State University.

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