Plastic bottles destroy the ecosystem. In the last decade alone we have produced more plastic goods than in the entire last century! Where does all this plastic go? Of the percentage of bottles that make it into a recycling bin, only 23% are actually recycled. This means the majority of these bottles end up in landfills or shipped overseas to be recycled, while an alarming amount ends up as loose plastic pollution in our oceans. Each year the tonnage of plastic discovered in our oceans increases. Experts estimate billions of pounds of plastic can be found in the world’s waters at any time.
Over 60% of all plastic bottles sold are never recycled!
Over 38 billion water bottles end up in landfills every year. This is enough to circle the globe with water bottles 150 times!
It takes up to 1000 years of exposure to light and oxygen for disposable plastic water bottles to begin decomposing. However, since most plastic bottles in landfills are shielded from sunlight and fresh air, this process can take much longer if it starts at all.
As many as one million sea creatures and seabirds are killed every year by the garbage found in our oceans. Marine life often mistake plastic garbage for food.
The Huffington Post indicates that 1,500 plastic bottles are consumed every second. More info can be seen at the link http://www.huffingtonpost.com/norm-schriever/post_5218_b_3613577.html
Investing in VedaLife's gallon water bottle is one of the simplest things you can do to help preserve our environment. Through small steps like this, we can reduce the amount of plastic that enters landfills and oceans. The average individual uses 167 bottles a year! VedaLife can help reduce this number dramatically. Together, we can solve this worldwide problem!