The Bottle Burden

  • 450 years to decompose

    According to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, a discarded plastic bottle takes 450 years to decompose.

  • It's costly

    The cost of consuming eight glasses of water a day is $0.49 per year; that same amount of bottled water is about $1,400.

  • Wasted resources

    Making bottles to meet America's demand for bottled water uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually. Enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year.

  • Not sustainable

    Last year, the average American used 167 disposable water bottles, but only recycled 38, the rest were sent to landfill.

Plastic Problems

Every minute, 1,000,000 plastic bottles are consumed around the world. By 2050, there will be more pieces of plastic than fish in the ocean. 91% of all plastic ever created has not been recycled.