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The Environmental Effects of Bottled Water

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More than a billion people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water.

In Australia, we have the luxury of tap water in all our homes and buildings, yet despite this Australian consumers pay almost 2000 times more than the cost of tap water to drink from a bottle.

    • Australians spend more than half a billion dollars a year on bottled water. Australia produced 582.9 million litres of bottled water in 2009-10.
    • A litre of bottled water is more expensive than a litre of petrol.
    • Australia recycles only 36% of PET plastic drink bottles2. Assuming the 582.9 million litres of bottled water produced in 2009-10 is in litre bottles, according to these figures, 373 million of those bottles will end up as waste
    • Australia’s annual use of bottled water generates more than 60,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions - the same amount that 13,000 cars generate over the course of a year.
    • Approximately 15,253.79 tonnes of PET3 was used in the packaging of bottled water in 2009-10. 
    • The manufacture of every tonne of PET produces around 3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2). In Australia, bottling water has thus created more than 45.7 thousand tonnes of CO2 in 2009-10, excluding the significant amounts of CO2 produced in the transportation and refrigeration of bottled water.
    • Approximately 52.5 million litres of oil  was used in 2009-10 to produce the PET used to package bottled water in Australia, excluding the energy used in transportation and refrigeration.
    • More energy is used to fill the bottles, move them by truck, train, ship, or air, refrigerate them and recover, recycle or discard the empty bottles. The Pacific Institute estimates that the total amount of energy embedded in the use of bottled water can be as high as the equivalent of filling a plastic bottle one quarter full with oil. Therefore, more than 145.7 million litres of oil was used in the production, transportation, refrigeration and recycling/disposing of bottled water in Australia in 2009-10.

The solution to this massive burden on the environment, is to stop using bottled water. Instead of single use plastic water bottles that leach oestrogen mimicking chemicals into what is essentially tap water in a bottle, why not use a water bottle that filters tap water? 

                               


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