TENDUA - Association for biodiversity conservation

STOP buying water in plastic bottles !

Water in plastic bottle is a 150 billion euro market. In France, water in plastic bottle is 300 times more expensive to the consumer that the tap water, which is not only drinkable, but preferred to waters in bottle during “blind tests”. Water in plastic bottle, it is:

  • 25 million of plastic bottles are used EVERY DAY only in France, among which only 49% are recycled,
  • 22 000 tons of plastic waste are ending into the sea EVERY DAY,
  • Plastic has been found in 90% of seabirds populations,
  • 1 bottle of plastic needs more than 1000 YEARS to be degraded (into plastic beads, that are not good either...)
  • 1 litre of water in plastic bottle = 10cl of petroleum + 80 gr of coal + 42l of gaz + 2 liters of water,
  • It is the overexploitation of groundwaters by industries, which deprive the local populations of access to the water (such as NESTLE in Brazil, in Pakistan),
  • Do not forget that water in plastic bottles remain hours on pallets outside, sometimes right into the sun, then is it really good for your health?

Source : infography Mr. Mondialisation

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