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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.
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!
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.
Read the full story about the bottled water “problem” in National Geographic.
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