Bottled water may be the quick and convenient option for you, but have you thought about the impact it’s having on the environment? Avoiding bottled water can reduce your carbon footprint and reduce water consumption and landfill. Here are three environmental benefits of avoiding bottled water:
- Reduced Landfill
Water bottles, whether they’re personal sized or bottled water coolers, end up in landfill, adding over 75 000 tonnes of rubbish to our earth each year. Not only do they take 1000 years to break down, they often end up in waterways and oceans, killing marine life.
- Energy Conservation
It takes about 50 million barrels of oil to produce the amount of bottled water we use each year. That’s enough to run 3 million cars.
- Water Conservation
3L of water is needed to produce each 1L water bottle.
Bottled water leads to environmental destruction on many levels – through landfill and litter, and through water shortages and over-use of energy. Go green and install a water filter in your home or office today so you are no longer supporting an unsustainable industry.