Have you ever stopped to think whatever happens to those plastic water bottles? I can tell you that it takes hundreds of years for it to disappear. We have both drank from single use plastic water bottles and when you’re done with it, you chuck it.
As a global economy, we now purchase one million bottles a minute. Even though considered highly recyclable, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), takes 400 years to naturally decompose.
According to research, it’s estimated the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish by 2050. The plastic that finds its way into the oceans inevitably will pose a risk of ingestion by seabirds, fish, marine mammals, etc. It’s not uncommon for sea life to have significant amounts of plastic in their stomach.
You don’t have to be an environmental activist to see the problem with this picture. We now produce 20,000 bottles every second and that number is increasing. Thanks to recycling, there is an alternative to landfills. But unfortunately, only 7% of plastic water bottles are turned into new water bottles.
The solution to plastic water bottles is a Steely water bottle.
But you should note that not all steel water bottles are created equal. Toxic levels of lead have been found in well-known steel water bottle brands. Before you buy a reusable water bottle, you should ensure that it’s made with 18/8 food-grade stainless steel.
Buy a Steely original!