Does the very idea of your heathy life choices having anything to do with the environment sound like nonsense to you? Then consider this: daily water intake is just one, small part of healthy living, and if you’re getting that water from single-use plastic bottles, the environmental effects are devastating.
We’ll show you.
While there is no formula or consensus on how much water a person should drink each day, let’s start with the typical advice you’re likely to hear, which is “drink eight glasses of water per day.” Assuming those are 8-oz glasses, that would be 64 ounces per day. (A person who is exercising daily probably needs much more, but we’ll go with it.)
A person would need to drink more than three 20-oz. single-use plastic bottles per day to reach this ideal. Given that the standard size of single-use plastic bottles has shrunk to 16.9 ounces, it would be closer to four bottles, but we’ll stick with three of the 20-ouncers.
Those seemingly harmless three bottles per day add up to 1,095 bottles per year. For just one person.
What impact does that have on landfills and bodies of water? Let’s add it up.
Empty, one plastic bottles weighs 23.8 grams. The total weight of those 1,095 discarded bottles is 26,061 grams. There are 453.9 grams in one pound, meaning those 1,095 bottles weigh a staggering 57 and half pounds. All from a single person trying to be healthy.
Extrapolate that number to the millions of people trying to lead healthy lives, and it multiplies quickly. Every million people equals 57.5 million pounds of plastic waste just from three water bottles per day!
Being healthy is very important, but so is making smart choices about the environment. Getting your water from a renewable source and carrying it in a multi-use container is vital to the health … of the planet.
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