Guess what we didn’t do at the office today?
This. We didn’t do this.
Thanks to a water bottle filling station, our staff isn’t contributing to this sad sea of trash. We hit 10,000 today – enough water to fill 10,000 plastic bottles. Thanks to us (and our boss who paid for the filling station), those bottles will never reside in a landfill or an ocean or the backseat of our cars. And that’s a beautiful thing.
Scary Facts About Single-use Plastic Bottles
At least 15 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean each year; experts predict that there will be one pound of plastic in the ocean for every three pounds of fish by 2025 and that plastic will outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050 unless we change course soon.
One million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute. At best, less than 1/3 of all plastic bottles will be recycled.
A recent study found microplastics contamination in a stunning 93% of the globally-sourced bottled waters they tested at levels two times higher than those they'd previously recorded in tap water samples. We are all ingesting roughly a credit’s card worth (5 grams) of plastic each week with as yet unknown effects on our health.
– Beyond Plastics.org
Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles - a Bad Choice By Every Measure — Beyond Plastics - Working To End Single-Use Plastic Pollution