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NEWS: We Drink More Bottled Water Than Ever

Convenience trumps environment. Help save the planet: Consider carrying a reusable water bottle.

 

Despite several years of anti-bottled-water campaigns across the country—declaiming bottled water’s negative environmental impact—Americans are buying more bottled water than ever.

  • According to sales figures from Beverage Marketing Corp., in 2011 the total bottled water sales in the U.S. hit 9.1 billion gallons.
  • That’s 29.2 gallons of bottled water per person, or 222 16.9-ounce bottles of water for each person in the country—four bottles of water per week for every man, woman and child.
  • The 2011 numbers represent the highest total volume of bottled water ever sold in the U.S., and also the highest per-person volume.
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    Our suggestion: Treat yourself to a new reusable filtration water bottle and become part of the solution. The built-in filter lasts for 100 uses before they need to be replaced, and remove any flavors you don’t like in tap water.

  • Here’s a classic filter bottle from Rubbermaid.
  • We like that it has a built-in dial so you can track when it needs to be replaced. And it’s just $10.00.
  • Even if you buy bottled water for as little as $1.00 a bottle, you’re $90.00 ahead of the game before the filter needs to be replaced!
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    Read the full story about the bottled water “problem” in National Geographic.

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