Learn to Conserve
World Nature Conservation Day is today, July 28, 2020. 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.
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. As we celebrate World Nature Conservation Day, think about the impact a simple decision makes on your health and the environment.