NEWS: We Drink More Bottled Water Than Ever | The Nibble Webzine Of Food Adventures - The Nibble Webzine Of Food AdventuresNEWS: We Drink More Bottled Water Than Ever | The Nibble Webzine Of Food Adventures
September 7, 2012 at 7:43 am
· Filed under Beverages
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.
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.