How we help the planet
How Plastic Bottles Affect the Environment
Did you know that over 60 million plastic water bottles end up in US landfills everyday?
This means that a staggering 22 billion plastic water bottles end up in US landfills every year!!
Plastic bottles are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource, and require transportation that emits green house gases.
Some quick facts:
- 1.5 million barrels of oil are used annually to produce plastic water bottles for America alone - enough to fuel some 100,000 US cars for a year.
- Worldwide 2.7 million tons of plastic are used to bottle water each year.
- Roughly 40% of bottled water begins as tap water
The annual sales of bottled water have been increasing dramatically as people try to stay hydrated, yet these figures show that it is at the cost of our environment.
If you would like to pledge your support to stop using plastic disposable water bottles visit:
Think Outside the Bottle Pledge
For more information on the impact of plastic water bottles please visit:
How Love Bottles Can Help the Environment
Statistically, each person in the U.S. drinks one 8-ounce plastic water bottle a day. This means that, on average, each love bottle can annually reduce plastic water bottle consumption by 365 bottles! With the average cost of water being $1.00 per 8-ounce bottle (or more) this is a savings of $365 a year!
- If 1000 people use a love bottle we reduce our plastic bottle consumption by 365,000 bottles a year.
- If 10,000 people use a love bottle we reduce our plastic bottle consumption by 3,650,000 bottles a year!
- If 1 million people use a love bottle we reduce our plastic bottle consumption by 365 million bottles a year!
If you know someone who is always drinking out of a plastic water bottle, give them a love bottle as a gift for them and the planet! Each person and each step helps make a difference.
How Plastic Bottles May Be Dangerous to Your Health
Plastics made from polycarbonate resin can leach bisphenol-A (BPA), which is a strong endocrine disrupter (this means it messes with your hormone levels). Studies suggest that BPA may negatively affect reproductive organs, such as the breasts and prostate.