Impact of water bottles
Data suggests that the environmental impact of the bottled water industry has been profound. According to the Container Recycling Institute, each year American plastic bottle use requires more than 47 million gallons of oil and results in one billion pounds of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere. Water bottles take over 1000 years to biodegrade, leaking toxic chemicals such as phthalates - which can disrupt hormones - into the groundwater. Additionally, water diverted from local aquifers for the bottled water industry's benefit strains surrounding ecosystems. Furthermore, transporting bottled water by boat, truck and train involves burning massive quantities of fossil fuels. All of this waste and pollution is generated by a product that is clearly inferior to water provided by Aqua Pure Technologies Pure Water Coolers.
The World Wide Fund for Nature estimates that approximately 1.5 million tons of plastic are used by the bottled water industry each year.
Cities, local governments and various corporations are recognizing that they can contribute to reducing their carbon footprints by eliminating bottled water coolers from their properties. The U.S. Conference of Mayors has adopted a resolution decrying the negative impact of bottled water. In June 2007, San Francisco banned bottled water purchases by their city and county governments. Several other cities, including Salt Lake City, New York, Oakland, Portland, Austin, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle and Baltimore have held public events drawing attention to the negative impacts of bottled water.
Aqua Pure Technologies' bottle-less Pure Water Coolers offer a Green option for your drinking water needs...We hope you will do your part for our planet and our future by making the environmentally responsible switch to our great-tasting, pure, bottle-less water coolers.