Because it only takes about a 1,000 years to biodegrade plastic.
No doubt about it – plastic water bottles are a serious problem. Every day, over 40 million plastic water bottles are tossed in the garbage. These bottles are NOT recycled – but tossed out as refuge.
These bottles clog our landfills – for thousands of years. Each plastic water bottle will take over 1,000 years to biodegrade. (Sources: MSNBC and the Container Recycling Institute)
Another frightening statistic is that plastic water bottles are made from petroleum and it takes over 1.5 million barrels to produce the water bottles consumed in the U.S. in one year. That’s enough petroleum to fuel some 100,000 U.S. cars for an entire year!
With a RWI Base Water Drinking Water Purification System, you can finally kick the plastic water bottle habit. If everyone did this, the reduction in greenhouse gas house emissions (produced by plastic water bottle production), clogged landfills and debris in neighborhood waste would be astounding.