Stop the Bottles - Save the Planet
340 billion beverage bottles and cans are not recycled every year worldwide. That's a recycling rate of about 26 percent.1
141 billion beverage bottles and cans are not recycled every year in the United States. The recycling rate for all Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles is only 23.1 percent, so that 100 billion beverage bottles were not recycled in 2009.2
Carbonated beverage and sparkling water consumption is growing rapidly. The environmental cost to produce the plastic bottles and transport the goods to consumers is high.
With an average consumption of over 118 liters of carbonated drinks per capita annually, it’s time to consider an alternative to packaged carbonated drinks and sparkling water.
What it takes to manufacture those PET bottles:
1. Euromonitor 2009 - Beverage Packaging
2. Container Recycling Institute
3. Emily Arnold & Janet Larsen. "Bottled water: Pouring resources down the drain." Earth Policy Institute, Feb. 2, 2006
One Bottle. Lots of Soda.
SodaStream offers an alternative to plastic bottle consumption. One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 liters or 180 cans of beverage and is then re-filled to be reused. One SodaStream reusable bottle can make as many as 50,000 liters of carbonated drink.1
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1. Recommended shelf life for a SodaStream reusable bottle is 3 years