We all need water to live. It’s one of our basic neccesities in life.
Studies show that we need to drink about 8 glasses of water a day to live a healthy life. Others says that you need more than that, maybe on the range of 2 to 3 liters of clean water a day. (Source)
However, water is not free for every one. Do you know how much a single bottle of water would cost you?
According to StatisticBrain.com, a single bottled water would cost you $1.45. They also said in their report that every year 167 bottled water are consumed by a person living in the United States, and that the global sales revenue from bottled water would amount to $60 billion US dollars. (You can read more statistics about bottled water here)
That’s a lot of money right there, and if you’re that kind of person who buys bottled water almost everyday because you’re always out of the house, then you’re wasting at least $540 dollar every year. That money could buy you a new smartphone or a new budget laptop every year.
Don’t you want to get a new gadget every year?
The Ugly Truth About Buying Bottled Water
The bad thing about buying bottled water is that you’re not only wasting your money, but you’re also adding waste to our environment.
I’ve already stated above how many bottled water are consumed by a single American citizen, and if you multiply that to the U.S. population today, then that would result to a ton of plastic waste and huge amount of wasted money that could have been used to buy something else useful.
Fortunately, there is still something that you can do to save money, save Mother Earth, and still drink plenty of water.
Buy your very own water bottle.
No. I didn’t interchanged the order of words and omit the letter “d”. Water bottles are different from bottled water.
Here is the one that you should not buy, the bottled water…
…and here is a water bottle or container.
Bottled water are bad. Water bottles are good.
Having your own water bottle means you can have a container that can be refilled anytime, anywhere. You can even put coffee, juice or other beverage in there besides water.
You don’t even have to throw it every time you empty it. It can lasts for years, and that means you’re helping in not destroying our planet.
Oh. Have I told you that water bottles could also help you in saving more money?
You can save $540 dollars or more every year if you’re going to stop buying bottled water from now on and just get yourself your own reusable water bottle. Water bottles are not that expensive anyways, so head out to your local store and get one ASAP.
I hope this article was able to convinced you to buy your own water bottle, and stopped you from buying bottled water from now on.
If you don’t know what water bottle to get, here’s a reference on what are the best water bottles out in the market nowadays.
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