That’s the number of plastic water bottles that Americans use—an hour. Yes, you read that right. Nearly three million bottles, every hour of every day. So where does all that plastic go?
LESS THAN 30% OF PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES ARE RECYCLED.
Roughly seven out of every 10 bottles are trashed. And from the landfill, many plastic water bottles end up in the ocean.
But the thing to remember about single-use plastic water bottles is: You can avoid them. Pledge to go #plasticfree: Keep a reusable cup in your car or bag, and fill it up on the go. Not only does this make good environmental sense, it’s good for your bottom line: Bottled water costs 2,000 times more than tap water—switching can save a lot of money!
Here are three more #plasticfree actions you can take today:
- Use a reusable water bottle to talk with your friends and family about the environmental impact of using single-use plastic.
- Sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop on the fight against plastic bottles!
- Check out our Plastic Free Shopping Guide for suggestions on how to live without throwaway cups.
ENTER TO WIN!
Don’t have a cup handy? Enter to win one of ours! Now through September 30th, we’re encouraging a #plasticfree Back to School with our partners Klean Kanteen and Native Eyewear. Enter below to win one of 50 stainless steel Klean Kanteen for 5 Gyres reusable water bottles and 10 pairs of Native Eyewear sunglasses (made from castor oil resin instead of petrochemical plastic) that we’re giving away. Make sure to follow the prompts to share on social media—and up your chances to win! We’ll announce the winners in October. Good luck!