The High Cost of Clean Waterâ€¦is Rising
Â Â Â Have you ever wondered what the annual costs are of drinking bottled water?Â Probably not.Â There is much to consider when figuring out the price.Â Here are five facts that most bottled water drinkers probably donâ€™t 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