Reduce, reuse, recycle. It’s a phrase that has become so common that this practice is second nature for many people. Every day old newspapers, empty milk jugs and empty bottles are tossed into recycle bins, as many people believe that is the way to do their part to help the environment and reduce their carbon footprints.
Unfortunately, that isn’t entirely the case for disposable water bottles. Sure, it’s better than throwing them in the garbage, but the real solution is not buying them at all. This water bottle infographic made by Printwand, details the harm disposable water bottles are doing to the environment, your health and your bank account.
For example, it takes the same amount of oil to produce a year’s supply of disposable water bottles as it does to fuel 1.3 million cars or power 190,000 homes — 17 million barrels! And when it comes to your pocketbook, if you are drinking the recommended eight glasses of water a day, you could save up to $1,800 if you stopped buying bottled water. The easiest and quickest way to make a change is to switch from disposable water bottles to reusable water bottles.
Find out more about the dangers of disposable water bottles and how you can make the switch to reusable bottles in the infographic below.
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