Plastic Water Bottle Facts
- Americans spent $10.6 Billion on bottled water in 2009
- In the US, bottled water production & transportation used 32 and 54 million barrels (respectively) of oil in 2007—enough to fuel about 1.5 million cars for a year.
- Only about 25% of plastic bottles are actually recycled.
- The other 75 percent end up in our landfills, lakes, streams and oceans.
- It takes any where from 400 to 1000 years for a plastic bottle to fully biodegrade.