Santevia is not only committed to your personal health, but also the health of our environment. Bottled water is expensive and damaging to our planet, and many people may be unaware that almost half of the bottled water sold today comes from city tap water supplies. When bottlers are not selling city water, they pump and sell common water resources that belong to the public. These pumping operations can harm the environment and natural resources that communities rely on. (6)

Not only will a Santevia Water System give you mineralized, alkaline water, but it can also contribute to a more eco-friendly future.

Here are some things you may not know about bottled water:

  • Major bottled water brands like Aquafina, Nestle, Dasani, Evian all have micro plastic particles in their products. These plastic particles are being ingested into your body when you drink bottled water. (7)

  • Globally we are now buying 1 million plastic bottles per minute. (1) This sum is expected to increase to 583.3 billion by the year 2021. From 2016 amounts, less than half of all bottles were recycled. (2)
  • The U.S. recycling rates for plastic water bottles was only 31.1% in 2015. This was a 0.06% decrease from 2014 rates. (3)
  • The U.S. bottled water market is continuing to grow exponentially, reaching a volume  of 11.7 billion gallons consumed in 2015, a sum almost 3 billion gallons greater than 2007 amounts. (4)
  • In 2015, the average american drank 36.5 gallons of bottled water, compared to 1.6 gallons in 1976. (4)
  • The majority of plastic bottles are made from a material called polyethylene terephthalate (Pet) which takes, on average, 400 years to degrade. (1)
  • Most plastic water bottles end up in landfills or our oceans. On average, between 5 million to 13 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans per year and by 2050 it is predicted that the ocean will hold more plastic (by weight) than fish. (2)
  • The rising cost of gasoline is relevant to nearly everyone who drives a vehicle. Yet gallon for gallon, bottled water costs almost two times as much as gasoline, and 2000 times as much as tap water. (5)
  • Based on data from Food and Water Watch, making water bottles to meet America’s demand used between 43 and 72 million barrels of oil in 2015. (6)

  • Just because it is in a bottle does not make it safe. In the United States, the  FDA requires more stringent safety monitoring of municipal tap water than for bottled water. (6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Nace, T. (2017, July 26). We're Now At A Million Plastic Bottles Per Minute - 91% Of Which Are Not Recycled. Forbes.https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/07/26/million-plastic-bottles-minute-91-not-recycled/#39c9387b292c
  2. Laville, S. & Taylor, M. (2017, June 28). A million bottles per minute: world’s plastic binge as dangerous as climate change. The Guardian. Retrieved from: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/28/a-million-a-minute-worlds-plastic-bottle-binge-as-dangerous-as-climate-change
  3. American Chemistry Council and Association of Plastic Recyclers. (2015). 2015 United States National Postconsumer Plastic Bottle Recycling Report. (pg.2) American Chemistry Council and Association of Plastic Recyclers. Retrieved from: https://plastics.americanchemistry.com/2015-United-States-National-Postconsumer-Plastic-Bottle-Recycling-Report.pdf
  4. Rodwan, J. (2015, July).  Bottled Water 2015 Acceleration. Retrieved from: www.bottledwater.org/public/BWR_Jul-Aug_2016_BMC%202015%20bottled%20water%20stat%20article.pdf#overlay-context=economics/industry-statistics.
  5. Boesler, M. (2013, July 12.) Bottled Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water. Retrieved from http://www.businessinsider.com/bottled-water-costs-2000x-more-than-tap-2013-7
  6. Food and Water Watch. (2013). Take Back the Tap. Bottled Water Wastes Resources and Money. (pg. 2 and 7) Washington, DC: Food and Water Water. Retrieved from https://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/sites/default/files/take_back_the_tap_report_june_2013.pdf
  7. Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani has been found to contain tiny plastic particles that you're drinking http://www.businessinsider.com/bottled-water-from-aquafina-nestle-dasani-contains-microplastics-2018-3