Wednesday, July 27, 2011

By The Numbers.....

32.6: The percentage, in average gram weight, that the standard 16.9 ounce "single serve" bottled water containter dropped by from 2000 to 2008. The average bottle weighs 12.7 grams.


1.3 BILLION: Amount, in tons, of the total U.S. Municipal Solid Waste stream in 2007

0.33: Percentage of the total U.S. waste stream that is made up of water bottles.

0.08: Percentage of the total United States greenhouse gas emissions that can be attributed to small pack and "water cooler"-sized bottles.

30.9: Percentage of plastic water bottles recycled in 2008, the highest percentage for any beverage container.

23.4: Percentage of plastic water bottles recycled in 2007.

Source: BOTTLEDWATERMATTERS.com