''Making bottles to meet Americans' demand for bottled water requires more than 1.5 million barrels

May 9, 2015

''Making bottles to meet Americans' demand for bottled water requires more than 1.5 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel some 100,000 U.S. cars for a year,'' Arnold said. Consumers spend a collective $100 billion every year on bottled water in the belief--often mistaken, as it happens--that this is better for us than what flows from our taps, according to environmental think tank the Earth Policy Institute (EPI).

 

Source: Source February 2, 2006, Earth Policy Institute BOTTLED WATER: Pouring Resources Down the Drain Emily Arnold and Janet Larsen http://www.earth-policy.org/Updates/2006/Update51.htm

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