" Bottled Water Is Wasteful"–The Water Project

"Fact #1.  Bottles used to package water take over 1,000 years to bio-degrade and if incinerated, they produce toxic fumes. It is estimated that over 80% of all single-use water bottles used in the U.S. simply become "litter." Source: ValleyWater.org

Fact #2.  Recycling is only feasible in limited circumstances because only PET bottles can be recycled. All other bottles are discarded. Only 1 out of 5 bottles are sent to the recycle bin.Source: SunTimes

Fact #3.  U.S. landfills are overflowing with 2 million tons of discarded water bottles alone.Source: idswater.org

Fact #4.  It takes over 1.5 million barrels of oil to meet the demand of U.S. water bottle manufacturing. This amount of oil far exceeds the amount needed to power 100,000 for a year, which does not include fossil fuel and emissions costs of green house gases needed to transport the final product to market. Source: SunTimes

Fact #5.  It is estimated that actually 3 liters of water is used to package 1 liter of bottled water. Source: ValleyWater.org: