The Problem With Bottled Water
Data from the Beverage Marketing Corporation shows that Americans consumed 11 billion gallons of bottled water in 2014. That’s about 1.5 billion 500ml bottles per week, enough to circle the earth five times. And, according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, only 2o percent of water bottles in the U.S. are recycled.
Where Water Bottles Go
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a raft of waste in the Pacific Ocean and it is mostly plastic from litter, city storm drains and barges transporting U.S. garbage to Asia for recycling.
8 Million Square Miles
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch extends over eight million square miles of the Pacific Ocean, and similar patches are developing in other oceans, as well.
The Solution to the Problem
Drink Helix Water
Helix water doesn’t taste or smell like chlorine because we use ozone (three oxygen molecules) to disinfect it during the treatment process.
Use a Filter
If you prefer bottled water to Helix water, install an activated carbon filter under or next to the sink, or right on the faucet. The filter will improve taste, and they are inexpensive and easy to install.
Use a Reuseable Bottle
Avoid plastic bottles made with chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) and plastic softeners called phthalates. Bottles made of glass, stainless steel and BPA-free plastic are safe.
Tell Family and Friends
We all need to stop buying bottled water and throwing away the bottle. Water conservation isn’t only about using less water. It’s also about protecting our water resources.