WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT
The Earth is covered 75% with water. On average the human body is 70-75% water. But only 2% of the earth’s water is drinkable.
Bottled water might look cool, or pretty, and claim to be a lot of things, but it's not about the container, it's about what is contained in the container. People have been making the choice of drinking water from bottles, believing that they are making a healthier choice. But the water in many of these bottles contains toxins, chemicals, and contaminants.
“Drinking even one bottle of water each day can have a negative impact on your body and the environment. More than half of bottled water comes from municipal sources and may contain toxins that have leached from the plastic bottle. When bottled water is purified, everything is stripped from the water, including beneficial minerals and nutrients. When you choose to drink bottled water rather than Kangen Water®, you are denying your body natural antioxidant power, beneficial nutrients, and complete hydration.”
“Did you know the production of a plastic water bottle uses 7 times as much water as the bottle holds? For every pint of bottled water you drink, 7 pints of water were used, polluted, and returned to our earth. If you use just one plastic bottle water each day you will have consumed 70 or more bottles. This means that 490 pints, or 61 gallons of water, will have been wasted and polluted.” (Enagic Blog)
The wastefulness, then, is very clear but where are these used bottles going to go? It is estimated that 85 percent of these bottles end up in landfills (where it may take hundreds of years to degrade) and incinerators, which in turn can release deadly toxins. They also end up in our oceans, where fish and sea life become affected. The recycling of plastic bottles is often prohibitive due to cost.
Therefore, the legacy of the bottled water industry is one of enormous cost to resources, health and the environment.