Every year, billions of pounds of plastic waste ends up our the oceans, forming city-sized islands made entirely of trash. Sadly it can take thousands of years to completely break down, giving us many more years of micro-plastics to look forward to. :'(
Plastic bottles make up a large proportion of plastic waste, and only about one in five bottles are properly recycled.
Reusable water bottles are a convenient and environmentally friendly solution. Every year, 17 million barrels of oil are used to create 50 billion disposable water bottles in the United States alone! Switching to a reusable one would surely decrease the oil used, greenhouse gasses emitted, and bottles are thrown away, reducing pollution and alleviating your pocket.
Other advantages of reusable bottles include being BPA free, a plastic linked to cancer.