Sanitation and Health Effects

IDEAL

Everyone has access to safe, wasteless, free water.

HARSH REALITY

Some 1.8 billion people worldwide drink water that is contaminated with feces. While plastic bottled water has served an important purpose in providing clean water, particularly to those in emergency situations, plastic has many negative consequences on our health and environment.

TAKEAWAY

Plastic bottles are not the solution. Carry a reusable bottle instead!

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Lucy Marie Horton
Our Planet and Pollution

IDEAL

Everyone has access to safe, wasteless, free water.

HARSH REALITY

It takes up to 1000 years for a plastic bottle to decompose in a landfill, and less than 20% of bottles are recycled (more like 12-15%). Even then, mose recycling is actually down-cycling: making lower quality products than the originals, usually requiring the addition of virgin plastics and toxic chemicals in the process.

TAKEAWAY

Recycling is not the solution. Let’s get rid of plastic bottles instead!

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Lucy Marie Horton
Expense and Access

IDEAL

Everyone has access to safe, wasteless, free water.

HARSH REALITY

Plastic bottled water is extremely expensive. To put it in scale, if all of the water you used around the house for showers, dishwashing, watering plants, etc. was bottled water, your H20 bill would be about $9000 per month.

TAKEAWAY

Bottled water is not the solution. WaterStop is the solution!

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Lucy Marie Horton