Learn to Conserve
World Nature Conservation Day is today, July 28, 2021. It is a reminder that there’s nothing more vital than the health of the environment. We should always be conscious of how to treat the planet, but today we should take the time to learn how we can do more. Here are a few ways that using a reusable water bottle can help the environment.
Reduce Waste in Landfills
By using a reusable water bottle, you’ll drastically reduce waste in our landfills. Do you know that plastic water bottles take hundreds of years to decompose in landfills? 80 percent of those bottles end up in landfills. These landfills are overflowing with 2 million tons of empty water bottles. Each water bottle can take up to 1,000 years to decompose. While it decomposes it releases harmful chemicals into the ground.
Protect Our Oceans
In addition to reducing waste in landfills, you’re also reducing the amount of plastic found in our oceans and along our coastlines. It’s estimated that every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans. That’s equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world. It’s only getting worse, by 2025 that number is expected to double. We can slow the pollution by changing our habits and stop using plastic water bottles.
Water Bottle Production
Drinking water from a tap in a reusable water bottle will help reduce the production of plastic water bottles. One of the major ingredients in making plastic water bottles is fossil fuels. It takes 17 million barrels of oil to make plastic bottles each year. You’ll help save valuable natural resources.
Changing Your Habits
Although it’s easy to grab a plastic water bottle out of a cooler or your refrigerator, try to change your habits. Purchase a reusable water bottle and fill it from either your tap or your refrigerator filter. If you’re concerned about the taste, there are plenty of filters you can use.
People are changing their habits, over 75 million plastic water bottles have been replaced by HidrateSpark. It’s a start, and we all can do more. Read more about and our sustainability efforts. As we celebrate World Nature Conservation Day, think about the impact a simple decision makes on your health and the environment.