More thatn $100 billion is spend on bottled water around the world each year. And in the United States alone, more than 21 gallons of bottled water is consumed per capita per year. It outsells milk, coffee, and juice.
Where do those Bottles go after the water is gone?
Bottled water produces as much as 1.5 million tons of plastic waste each year; and the plastic used to make all those tossable bottles required around 47 million gallons of oil to produce.
While some may claim that the water bottles are recyclable, more that 80 percent are simply trashed, even ending up in environments where it can pose threats to wildlife.
Bottled water can also pose a threat to your wallet. It sells for around five cents for an ounce; tap water will run you around one cent for a gallon. And if you think the potential health benefits of bottled water make it worth the cost, think again. Recent studies show that bottled water contains industrial chemicals that do not make it safer than tap water; not to mention that nearly 70 percent of water bottles do not cross state lines, making it exempt from FDA oversight. Not considering the water inside, the plastic used to make the single-use water bottles may pose health risk. Often made with #1 polyethylene terphthalate, single-use bottles are not created to be reused; however they often are. This could cause the release of harmful chemicals into the water inside.
SO MAKE YOUR LIFE SIMPLER – GO PURCHASE A REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE ARE START FILLING UP AT THE TAP.
fyi: there is a clean water fountain in the student center and you can get bottles at the cc bookstore.