Warning: The following Earth Day infographic may shock you. I can’t even wrap my head around the numbers. Americans currently use 8.3 BILLION water bottles a year. And despite how easy it is to recycle, 2 out of 3 plastic bottles end up in the landfills or ocean. Take a look at the infographic below. Which water bottle facts stand out to you?
My family is not perfect when it comes to anything, even recycling. But recycling is really one of the easiest ways we can Go Green at home. SOMA’s Earth Day infographic made me stop and think about my personal water bottle habits, and how my family can do better.
Our good water bottle habits: Every family member uses a refillable water bottle. We are going to use a SOMA water filter and carafe system. SOMA is a natural, sustainable way to drink pure water. Their 100% biodegradable filters fit into shatterproof glass carafes that look stylish in your home. Plus, when you drink Soma water, you will be supporting charity: water.
Another good habit: My kids take refillable water bottles to school instead of plastic water bottles. I’m sure that saves hundreds of bottles per year.
I shamefully admit…we have some bad water bottle habits: We often buy water bottles for road trips/vacations. It’s convenient for times when we don’t have easy access to a water source, but there has got to be a more eco-friendly way to bring water with us. Do you have any helpful suggestions for me?
What are you family’s water bottle habits? Do you use refillable water bottles? Do you filter your water at home? What do you think about the SOMA water filters and carafes?