I’ve decided to give up buying and using bottled water. Nearly 80% of plastic water bottles are not recycled and instead take thousands of years to decompose.
It takes 26 bottles of water to produce the plastic container for a one-litre bottle of water, and that doing so pollutes 25 litres of groundwater. The plastic requires up to 47 million gallons of oil per year to produce.
Bottled water produces up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year And while the plastic used to bottle beverages is of high quality and in demand by recyclers, over 80 percent of plastic bottles are simply thrown away. Due to the compounds that make the plastic the decay rate of these bottles a very low causing it to negatively impact world’s environment killing native animals and in some cases native plantation.
As a response I will to attempt to use reusable water bottles made from materials like stainless steel or aluminium that are not likely to degrade over time to combat this epidemic