Disposable plastic water bottles are convenient and cheap, which is more than can be said for their impact on the environment.
Many people reason it away because they recycle, but they can do better if they choose a reusable water bottle instead.
A year’s supply of disposable water bottles is produced with 17 million barrels of oil, which also could fuel 1.3 million cars a year.
Each year, 38 billion water bottles end up in U.S. landfills. On top of that, plastic waste that washes into the ocean kills 1.1 million marine creatures annually.
By comparison, a reusable bottle allows you to lower the amount of waste in landfills and protect animals and their natural habitats.
In addition, a reusable bottle can save you up to $1,800 a year for the recommended eight glasses of water a day.
Check out the infographic below to learn more benefits (for you and the environment) of using a reusable water bottle.