Greengirlinc's Blog

Greening the world one blog at a time.

Bottled Water Footprint September 7, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tiffany C @ 8:35 PM

The annual carbon footprint for the U.S.’s consumption of bottled water is 50 million barrels of oil.  That is equal to running 3 million cars for one year.  1/4 of that bottle of water is the equivalent of how much petroleum it takes to get that bottle into your hot little hand.  Seems a bit excessive doesn’t it?  The human race got along just fine until the last 20 years without really using bottled water.  Go, run, quickly and buy yourself and all the members of your family a good quality reusable bottle, or heck, two.  I got these statistics from the show Eco Trip on The Sundance Channel.  Another good show that I highly recommend.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s