EARTH DAY: What You Can Do About The Water Bottle Crisis
|Every year 68 billion plastic water bottles are consumed in the U.S. The majority of them end up in landfill. Divided among the population, this means a per capita consumption of some 30.8 gallons of bottled water.
According to the International Bottled Water Association, the U.S. bottled water per capita was up 5.3% in 2012, the last year for which statistics are available.
The data comes with enormous consequences:
You can add a water purifier device to the tap or install one under the sink.
There are also whole-house filters.
If you don’t want to install a filter, Aquasana makes a variety of counter-top models with small footprint.
Water bottle or household filter: Celebrate Earth Day by picking one up.
Here’s a water filter guide from the Environmental Working Group.