The U.S. Consumes 1500 Bottles of Water Per Second…That’s Enough to Make Anybody Choke!

Plastic bottles are a BIG problem in more ways than one and the odds are that you’re a major contributor.  Being part of the problem is being part of the problem, no matter how conscientious you are about your pretty blue recycling containers!  If you could wrap your head around how BIG the problem is;  you should have trouble sleeping at night!  The bottled water trend is enough to make anybody choke!

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  1. Out of the 80 billion bottles of water being bought each year, 80% end up in the landfill despite our “recycling” efforts.  Though recycling programs do exist, most bottles don’t end up there.  You may not be throwing them into the streets and streams yourself, however what you place in the recycling container rarely goes where YOU THINK it goes.  Why not, you ask?  Because there is no longer a market for it…at least not much of one.  Plastic that isn’t RESOLD to someone else (primarily China) for recycling purposes goes directly into our landfills!
  2. 17 million barrels of oil are used to produce plastic water bottles EACH YEAR.   This doesn’t include the cost to transport water from one side of the planet to the other.  So much for our oil crisis.  Apparently plastic bottle production takes priority over driving cars and heating homes If you believe that we have an unlimited supply of natural resources, THINK AGAIN! 
  3. The cost of bottled water is 1,000 times more than tap water, and yet – most of it IS tap water under a different label.   How does it feel to be suckered?
  4. The plastic leaches toxins into the water…period.   In fact, the process used to “purify” this water requires temperatures high enough to cause the plastic to leach into the water the minute the bottle is filled! These toxins have been proven to cause cancer and disrupt hormones.  Is it any wonder we have kids hitting puberty in the first grade OR that the #1 cause of death of children under the age of 14 is cancer?  When I was a child the leading cause of death in children under the age of 14 was accidental drowning.
  5. The average number of bottles used per person in the U.S is 167.   In 2015 Americans consumed the equivalent of 1.7 billion half-liter bottles of water every week!  
  6. Despite the massive volume of bottled water Americans are buying, they aren’t consuming enough to sustain hydration.   Statistics suggest that each American is consuming 15 gallons of water each year.  It’s no wonder Americans are sick!   You should be consuming 15 gallons inside of a few weeks…NOT a year!  It looks like your bottled water costs are about to double if hydration is your goal.
  7. If tap water cost the same as you’re paying for bottled water,  the average American water bill would be $9000 per month!

The most interesting point to be made here is that most people choke when they hear what I paid for my solution to this problem  despite the fact that mine will last 20 years while theirs will last 20 minutes a bottle.  Not only do these people need to go back to the drawing board for a solution of their own; they need a simple lesson in math too.  I’m saving thousands of dollars PER YEAR and they’re part of a bottomless pit that will last FOREVER.

1500 bottles every single second?

How long will you keep adding to the problem?

Until then…how do you sleep at night?

CHANGING THE WAY THE WORLD LOOKS AT WATER…

ONE DROP AT A TIME!

About the writer:

“I’m an environmental advocate specializing in water…a “mini Erin Brockovich”…instead of fighting for justice, I have solutions for businesses and solutions for families.  Families like the Erin Brockovich family, the Bill Gates family, the Donald Trump family, the  Martha Stewart family, the Oprah Winfrey family, the Jennifer Lopez family, the Chuck Norris family and a host of others…and I have a solution for yours too!  

    Lynn Gardner***202.241.1542***h2orevival@gmail.com 

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Heavy Drinker? Nah…You Need a Six-Pack a Day!

six packIn my normal course of business I  routinely ask people how much water they drink.  More often than not they’ll respond with “a lot!” but when I really dig deeper  and push for the answer to “how much is a lot?” I find that they aren’t heavy drinkers at all!

In 2011 total bottled water sales in the U.S. hit 9.1 billion gallons.  This equates to 29.2 gallons of water per person… 222 bottles of water for each person in the country or 4 bottles of water for every man, woman and child in America according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation.  Sounds like a lot doesn’t it?  Dream on!  You need a six-pack (of HEALTHY water)  a day to keep the doctor away!

When hospitalized, the average adult will be “prescribed” an IV of 64 ounces of fluids per day.  This is the ABSOLUTE minimum needed to maintain hydration in a sedentary state.  Sixty four ounces of fluids each day equates to 182.5 gallons per year.  Naturally if you’re going to move beyond the hospital bed  you’ll need a whole lot more water than 64 ounces to efficiently hydrate the body in motion.

“Americans are drinking more bottled water because they find it convenient, appealing and also healthy,” says Gary Hemphill, who is managing director for information services at Beverage Marketing, and a longtime observer of bottled water and beverage sales in the U.S. and around the world.

I understand why you might find it more convenient to carry a disposable water bottle and I guess I can understand why some of you would actually believe that just because a label mentions some unknown spring somewhere that it actually comes from some exotic place (ha!) BUT I can’t understand how you can ignore the warnings of harmful plastics used as bottles for your water though you’ve been warned over and over again.

Apparently Americans are either too lazy to make healthy changes or grossly addicted to a product that is harmful to their health.  They definitely have more money than they know what to do with if they continue to buy bottled water day after day and year after year in spite of the fact that its doing more harm than good.

If you insist on taking the lazy (unhealthy) way out just keep in mind that you’ll need to drink a six-pack a day to properly hydrate the body…not just that bottle or two a day you’re toting around now like a fashion statement.

Do me one favor.  When we meet and I ask you how much water you drink, tell the truth.  The real answer is “not nearly enough”.

Bottoms up Boomers!

CHANGING THE WAY THE WORLD LOOKS AT WATER…

ONE DROP AT A TIME!

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