Each day, there are small steps you can take in combating climate change. One simple and cost effective thing you can easily do is to stop buying bottled water, and invest in a reusable water bottle.
Each year, millions and millions of pounds of trash end up in our oceans. Plastic makes up a lot of this waste, which is harmful to both sea life and the environment. Additionally, producing the bottles themselves is also harmful to the environment. In the United States alone, 17 million barrels of oil are used to produce 50 billion disposable water bottles. Of these bottles, only 1 in 5 bottles is actually properly recycled. Using a reusable bottle will cut down this oil use, the greenhouse gases emitted by producing the bottles and cuts back on waste, as you will be throwing away less bottles if you use a reusable one.
Reusable water bottles are much more cost effective to you, the consumer, as well. They are a one time purchase, and will save you money in the long run. They are built to last, and are BPA free. BPA is a plastic often linked to cancer. Plus, with a reusable water bottle, you’ll always have a bottle to fill and won’t have to stop and buy a single-use, disposable bottle.
Reduce your waste—invest in a reusable water bottle today!