Only 29% of PET water bottles are recycled in the U.S. (PET Resin Association)
Approximately 91% of plastic does not get recycled (www.oecd.org) 75% of the aluminum ever made, is still in use today.
Aluminum is one of the most environmentally friendly metals because of its sustainability.
A single-use plastic bottle takes around 450 years to decompose. (The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Americans buy nearly 120 billion bottles of water per year. (International Bottled Water Association)
33% of tested bottled water brands either contained chemicals above state health guideline limits or violated microbial purity. (NRDC)
64% of bottled water is just tap water. (Food & Water Watch)
Plastic water bottles contain chemicals, and PFA’s (“forever chemicals”) that can leach into the water. This plastic leachate can have detrimental health effects on consumers. At certain levels of exposure, some of the chemicals in plastic, especially the chemical known as bisphenol A (BPA), have even been implicated as carcinogens.
At least 5.25 trillion tons of plastic have made their way into the world’s oceans.
Humans use about 1.2 million plastic water bottles per minute. (www.earthday.org)