US$ 9.3 Billion Spent on Bottled Water

January 25, 2007 at 4:57 am Leave a comment

A good idea from ProgressiveU:

The United States spends around $9 billion on bottled water in a year. There are many places that do not have clean water sources for their own people in their country. In America we have plumbing and tap water that is good to drink, yet we spend time and money choosing what kind of water we want to drink. There have been experiments and the majority of people cannot taste the difference between bottled water and tap.

The fact is if everyone drank one less bottled water and gave that dollar to a water charity or any charity we could help people around the world. The plastic bottles also take up space and create problems at landfills.

Giving up just one bottle of water a week, and donating that money to charity could do a great amount of good. A LifeStraw is estimated to cost $3.00 when it hits the maket and will provide clean drinking water to one person for a full year. A donation of $52.00 will provide 17 people in developing countries with clean water for a full year, just by giving up on bottle a week. It’s an easy sacrifice that will make a difference. Contact the Rotary Club of Brynmawr to donate LifeStraws.


Entry filed under: charity, charity organization, United States, water.

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