To all Americans, from the makers of bottled water:
"Thank you. Despite having drinking water as safe as anyone's, we convinced you it could be better out of a plastic bottle. We sold it to you and you bought it, and for that we express our appreciation from the very bottoms of our bottom lines."
- For every liter of bottled water that makes it to super market shelves, three liters of water were sacrificed to manufacture it.
- Seventeen million barrels of oil per year are used to make bottled water. (This does not include shipment to its final marketing destinations.)
- A gallon of U.S. tap water costs less than a penny. (Note: Americans willingly pay up to $10/gallon for bottled water and bitch and moan when paying $3.00/gallon of gas.)
- Globally, 2.7 million tons of plastic are used each year in water bottles.