Cut Back on Plastic Bottles by Switching to Filtered Water

We’ve all heard it before. We all know we’re supposed to be drinking about 8 cups of water each day to stay healthy and hydrated. But with our busy lives, it can be hard to remember to drink enough. And for many people, drinking water from the kitchen sink isn’t safe. That’s when we reach for easy and portable plastic bottles. Plastic bottles, however, are wreaking havoc on the environment. And according to the Container Recycling Institute, 86% of the plastic bottles used in the United States alone become trash or are tossed as litter. We tend to forget about the big picture when we focus on how easy things can be.

So, let’s do the math. It will be easy, I promise- no need to cringe. Let’s assume that each person is drinking their full 8 cups of water each day. We know that there are 8 ounces in a cup, so with 8 cups that amounts to be about 64 ounces per person, per day. If the average plastic bottle of water holds 16 ounces- or 2 cups- then each person should be drinking about 4 bottles of water every day. That may not seem like a lot- but after a week? That number has now reached 28. That’s more than a case of water! And if you think that’s a lot, then consider that there are 52 weeks in a year- our total number of plastic bottles has skyrocketed to a whopping 1,456 for just one person. 

Over the years, we’ve learned that plastic can take thousands of years to break down- if it breaks down at all. Imagine if you had to keep all of your water bottles in your house when you were finished with them. Day after day, week after week, and year after year the water bottles would just pile up. If you think of Earth as being one big house, that’s pretty much what’s happening. I don’t know about you, but I don’t exactly like the thought of living in a pile of plastic. So what can we do about it?

That’s where Orbit Water comes in. With filtered and purified water right in your own home and work space, you can have safe and easy water at your fingertips. Fill up your stainless steel reusable bottle and drink clean water to your heart’s content. Reduce plastic, stay hydrated, and treat your body and the planet right. It’s a whole lot more refreshing to drink water without tasting all the guilt.

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