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Ban the Bottle

Why is bottled water a concern? Here are just a few reasons…

Making bottles to meet America’s demand for bottled water uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year. [1] And that’s not even including the oil used for transportation.

The energy we waste using bottled water would be enough to power 190,000 homes. [2]

Last year, the average American used 167 disposable water bottles, but only recycled 38.3

Americans used about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year. However, the U.S.’s recycling rate for plastic is only 23 percent, which means 38 billion water bottles – more than $1 billion worth of plastic – are wasted each year. [3]

The recommended eight glasses of water a day, at U.S. tap rates equals about $.49 per year; that same amount of bottled water is about $1,400.

Antimony, which is found in PET plastic bottles, in small doses can cause dizziness and depression; in larger doses it can cause nausea, vomiting and death. [8]

Ditching bottled water keeps Mother Earth and your wallet green.

One water pitcher filter can effectively replace as much as 300 standard 16.9-ounce bottles. So you can get great-tasting water without so much waste. Talk about refreshing.

The average water pitcher filters 240 gallons of water a year for about 19 cents a day.  [4] Put in perspective, to get the same amount of water from bottled water would require 1,818 16.9-ounce water bottles a year [5] – at an average cost of a dollar a bottle, that’s $4.98 a day. [6]

For about $10 each, you can purchase a 16-ounce or 32-ounce Nalgene bottle, saving you hundreds of dollars a year on bottled water.

Hydration at its best – carry the water you need and reduce your impact on the environment – one Nalgene bottle can last for decades, making it easy to stop buying single-serve bottled water to fulfill your everyday hydration needs.

Many people drink bottled water because they believe it to be of a higher quality, cleaner and better-tasting, but that’s not necessarily true.

In the United States, 24 percent of bottled water sold is either Pepsi’s Aquafina (13 percent of the market) or Coke’s Dasani (11 percent of the market). Both brands are bottled, purified municipal water. [3]

If you don’t like the taste of your tap water, try a filtered water pitcher.

Dr. Gina Solomon, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental advocacy group, told The New York Times that “there is no reason to believe that bottled water is safer than tap water.” [7]

In the U.S., public water is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which requires multiple daily tests for bacteria and makes results available to the public. The Food and Drug Administration, which regulates bottled water, only requires weekly testing and does not share its findings with the EPA or the public. [7]

Pacific Institute. “Fact Sheet: Bottled Water and Energy – Getting to 17 Million Barrels.” December 2007.
“Not Disposable Anymore.” P.O.V.’s Borders. 2004. PBS.
Fishman, Charles. “Message in a Bottle.” Fast Company Magazine July 2007: 110.
This cost assumes the purchase of a $25 pitcher (one filter included), plus 5 replacement filters at $9 each, for a total yearly cost of $70, or $0.19 cents a day.
Each filter produces 40 gallons of water and the average owner uses 6 filters in a year, to produce 240 gallons, or 30,720 ounces, of fresh-filtered water. 30,720 ounces is equivalent to the water found in 1,818 16.9-ounce water bottles.
Purchasing 1,818 16.9-ounce water bottles at the cost of $1 each costs $1,818. Over the course of a year, that’s $4.98 a day.
Burros, Marian. “Fighting the Tide, a Few Restaurants Tilt to Tap Water.” The New York Times [New York City, NY] 30 May 2007: Section F, Page 1.
Shotyk, William. “Toxic risk in bottled water?” Royal Society of Chemistry. September 2006.

Ban The Bottle!

  • No injury claims
  • No slime in water dispenser
  • No plastic leaching from bottles
  • Storing water bottles take up precious space
  • Bottled water you have to be present during water delivery or carry inside yourself
  • Way more expensive….pay by the gallon
  • Bottled water no minerals added back in
  • Contamination from outside dispenser falling inside unit
  • Bottle water doesn’t filter pharmaceuticals out
  • Bottle water has possible acid-base water below 7ph
  • Bottled water has fluctuating bills based off of usage
  • Bottled water doesn’t have electrolytes add back in
  • Bottled water not filtered for nitrates

Why is bottled water a concern? Here are just a few reasons…

  • Making bottles to meet America’s demand for bottled water uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year. [1] And that’s not even including the oil used for transportation.
  • The energy we waste using bottled water would be enough to power 190,000 homes. [2]
  • Last year, the average American used 167 disposable water bottles, but only recycled 38.3
  • Americans used about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year. However, the U.S.’s recycling rate for plastic is only 23 percent, which means 38 billion water bottles – more than $1 billion worth of plastic – are wasted each year. [3]
  • The recommended eight glasses of water a day, at U.S. tap rates equals about $.49 per year; that same amount of bottled water is about $1,400.
  • Antimony, which is found in PET plastic bottles, in small doses can cause dizziness and depression; in larger doses it can cause nausea, vomiting and death. [8]

Ditching bottled water keeps Mother Earth and your wallet green.

  • One BCS Pure Water, No Bottle Water Cooler can effectively replace all of your home or office water bottle usage. So you can get great-tasting, healthy water without the waste. Talk about refreshing. [4]
  • Hydration at its best – carry the water you need and reduce your impact on the environment – one Stainless Steal cup can last for decades, making it easy to stop buying single-serve bottled water to fulfill your everyday hydration needs.  The double-walled ones can keep the temperature of the water for hours!

Many people drink bottled water because they believe it to be of a higher quality, cleaner and better-tasting, but that’s not necessarily true.

  • In the United States, 24 percent of bottled water sold is either Pepsi’s Aquafina (13 percent of the market) or Coke’s Dasani (11 percent of the market). Both brands are bottled and purified municipal water. [3]
  • If you don’t like the taste of your tap water, try a BCS Pure Water No Bottle water cooler instead.  You'll find that you can't live without it!
  • Dr. Gina Solomon, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental advocacy group, told The New York Times that “there is no reason to believe that bottled water is safer than tap water.” [7]
  • In the U.S., public water is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which requires multiple daily tests for bacteria and makes results available to the public. The Food and Drug Administration, which regulates bottled water, only requires weekly testing and does not share its findings with the EPA or the public. [7]
  1. Pacific Institute. “Fact Sheet: Bottled Water and Energy – Getting to 17 Million Barrels.” December 2007.
  2. “Not Disposable Anymore.” P.O.V.’s Borders. 2004. PBS.
  3. Fishman, Charles. “Message in a Bottle.” Fast Company Magazine July 2007: 110.
  4. BCS Pure Water and many testimonies, 2017.
  5. Each filter produces 40 gallons of water and the average owner uses 6 filters in a year, to produce 240 gallons, or 30,720 ounces, of fresh-filtered water. 30,720 ounces is equivalent to the water found in 1,818 16.9-ounce water bottles.
  6. Purchasing 1,818 16.9-ounce water bottles at the cost of $1 each costs $1,818. Over the course of a year, that’s $4.98 a day.
  7. Burros, Marian. “Fighting the Tide, a Few Restaurants Tilt to Tap Water.” The New York Times [New York City, NY] 30 May 2007: Section F, Page 1.
  8. Shotyk, William. “Toxic risk in bottled water?” Royal Society of Chemistry. September 2006.