BOTTLED WATER – SMALL WATER USE, BIG HEALTH BENEFITS
This cool video shows how bottled water is a very small and very efficient water user that spares people of billions of calories when they choose to drink water over other packaged drinks. The video compares the water use footprint of bottled water to other industries and beverages. Citing data from the U.S. Geological Survey, this fun video illustrates that bottled water uses less than 0.004 percent of all the water in the U.S., while irrigation uses 31 percent and thermoelectric power uses 49 Percent When compared to other packaged beverages, bottled water is the most efficient water user, using the least amount of water to produce one liter of product. The video also shows how bottled water has been claiming a larger share of the packaged beverage market, illustrating an ongoing shift in consumption from soda to bottled water that began in 2000. But one of the most impactful points made by this infographic states that, “by switching from soft drinks to bottled water, Americans have saved 300 billion calories each year, and saved 6.4 billion gallons of water each year.”
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