Once upon a time in a land across the sea in 1622, The Holy Well Bottling Plant started bottling the water from their natural spring that was believed to have healing and therapeutic effects to the point that pharmacies would sell natural spring water out of a bottle as a medicinal remedy until the 1900’s. 396 years later, and all around the world our environment, natural resources, and humans are being used and abused. The widespread outbreak started showing up with the excessive use of oil, plastic in the seas and in the water we drink.
- OIL- The production of bottled water uses up to 17 million barrels of oil a year. Fill a plastic water bottle, so it is about 25% full, that’s about how much oil it took to make the bottle.
- WATER- It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water.
- ENERGY- To make PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic it takes almost 2,000 times the energy to manufacture a bottle of water than it does to produce tap water.
PET plastics are not biodegradable they are photodegradable. Meaning they break down into fragments that overtime absorbs toxins that pollute our oceans and seas. The majority of bottles end up on the floor bed where it never degrades.
Recently in the news, there has been a massive investigation into what is in the bottled water we drink. At the State University of New York in Fredonia, they focused on major brands of bottled water and found tiny particles of plastic. How did this happen? It is the lack of regulations and methods of testing that looks for microplastics.
Shedding light on our natural resources, oceans, and our well being will potentially decrease sales, so the industry will notice and take action on the correct systems to be in place for the future. LinkPlus USA wants all consumers to enjoy their tap water and to stop plastic waste in its tracks. We pride ourselves on quality, sustainability and being economical. To connect directly with LinkPlus, call: 844.546.5758 or for more information about LinkPlus products and services go to LinkPlus USA.