The High Cost of Clean Water‚Ä¶is Rising
¬† ¬†¬†Have you ever wondered what the annual costs are of drinking bottled water?¬† Probably not.¬† There is much to consider when figuring out the price.¬† Here are five facts that most bottled water drinkers probably don‚Äôt think about before they open that cooler door at the store and grab a bottle.
- Americans buy 50 billion plastic bottles of water each year
- It requires 17 million barrels of oil to produce those bottles
- We only recycle plastic at a rate of 23% so 38 billion bottles hit the landfill annually
- The recommended 8 glasses of water a day will cost you about $50 from your tap yearly