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 Plastic bottles require up to 700 years to dissolve.

 90% of the cost of bottled water is the bottle itself.

 80% of plastic bottles never get recycled.

 38 million plastic bottles go to landfill each year in America alone.

 24,000,000 liters of oil is needed to produce these billions of plastic bottles.

 The average American consumes 167 bottles of water per year.

 Bottling water and shipping transport is the least energy efficient method of water supply in
the history of mankind.

 Bottled water is the second mo st popular beverage in the United States.

Plastic was invented in the 19th century and originally used to replace common materials such as ivory,
rubber and shellac.

the first bottled soda water in America was created in 1835, plastic bottles for soft drinks weren’t in use
until 1970, and

the first PET bottle was made three years later.

By 1977, the PET bottles weighed 60 grams, but were soon reduced to 48 grams.

The Coca-Cola Company began blending recycled plastic into its plastic beverage bottles in 1990.

On July 27, 2010, the first ship made from recycled plastic bottles called the Plastiki was constructed,
and David de Rothschild led his crew in a 12,000-nautical-mile sea mission.

Plastic materials include:

polypropylene (PP)

polystyrene (PS)

high impact polystyrene (HIPS)

acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)

polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

polyester (PES)


(PA) (Nylons)

poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC)

polyurethane (PU)

polycarbonate (PC)

and polyethylene (PE).

Plastic materials consist:

long chain molecules (polymers) Available in many colors and in transparent form

can be rubbery or rigid

shapes include sheet, rod, hex, pipe, cubes, balls, and tubes.

Reasons Why Plastic Bottles Should Be Banned

 Plastic bottles are a waste of Natural Resources.

 Transportation Cost.
 Pollution of Environment.
 Reality Behind Recycling.
 Purity on the Content.
 Health Risks.
 Bottling of Tap Water.
 Go Green.
 Save Money.
 Toxin Free.
 Stay Hydrated.
 Lose Weight.
 Expression of Self.
 Save Aquatic Life.
 Ease in Cleaning.
 Increased Sustainability.
 Increased Durability.
 Increased Conservation.
 Conservation of Natural resources.
 Boxed Water as an Alternative.
 Availability of other Alternatives.
 Inspiration From Other Communities.
 Public Policies.
 Availability of Filtered Water Stations.
 Biodegradable Options.