Do you know that over 49 billion single use bottles of water are sold in the U.S. every year, and that number is growing. Millions of barrels of oil are used every year to make those bottles, and that does not include the fuel used to transport the water. Many millions of bottles are discarded every day, and only 5-10 percent are recycled. Plastic bottles will take 1,000 years to decompose and can leach harmful chemicals into soils. Some endocrinologists believe that plastic bottles can have negative effects on our endocrine systems. Using a refillable water bottle with filtered or plain tap water can help to keep ourselves and the planet healthier.
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