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Did you know that the production of water bottles uses 17 million barrels of oil per year? Check out more bottled water facts on Kidspress Magazine!

  • The energy we waste using bottled water would be enough to power 190,000 homes.
  • The first documented case of selling bottled water was in Boston in the 1760s.
  • Americans used about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year.
    Bottled Water Facts

    Bottled water uses 6x the amount of water actually in the bottle to produce it! What a waste!

  • Australians spend more than half a billion dollars a year on bottled water.
  • China has quickly become the number two consumer of bottled water in the world.
  • America is now drinking more bottled water than milk or beer.
  • Bottled water costs 1,000 times more than tap water.
  • Bottles used to package water take over 1,000 years to bio-degrade.
  • U.S. landfills are overflowing with 2 million tons of discarded water bottles alone.
  • Bottled water isn’t always as safe as tap water.
  • When heated, water bottles can leach BPA into the water.
  • Transporting the empty bottles to their filling destinations uses energy and releases harmful emissions.
  • Recycling one plastic bottle can save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for six hours.
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