Refillable Bottled Water Containers – A Great Way to Keep Lawrence, IN, Green
The surge in bottled water consumption began in the mid-90s and continues today. According to a recent report by the Container Recycling Institute, Americans purchased more than 172 billion single-serving sized water bottles between 1996 and 2010. And despite efforts to increase recycling, nearly eight in ten of those bottles ended up in either a landfill or an incinerator. Millions more were improperly discarded and became trash scattered across the landscape.
While consuming bottled water is certainly a great way to stay healthy and hydrated, quenching your thirst doesn’t have to come at the expense of the environment. At Mountain Glacier, we are as dedicated to the wellbeing of the planet as we are to the wellbeing of our Lawrence, Indiana, customers. That’s why bottles returned to our facilities never end up in landfills or as blights on the scenery. When one of our driver’s picks up an empty 5-gallon jug, it’s reused and recycled. This helps Mountain Glacier reduce its carbon footprint and lessens the impact our bottled water products have on the environment in and around Lawrence, IN. By eliminating the need to purchase bottled water in single-serving containers, a tremendous amount of potential trash can be avoided.
One of our 5-gallon jugs holds 640 fluid ounces. The most common sized plastic water bottle holds 16.9 fluid ounces. So how many plastic bottles can be eliminated by drinking from a water cooler instead? Let’s do the math:
- If your home or business goes through two 5-gallon bottles per month, that’s the same as 76 plastic bottles
- In six months, that’s the equivalent of 454 containers
- In one year, you will have avoided the need to discard 908 plastic bottles
That’s enough bottles to rise 604 feet if stacked end-to-end, the same height as Seattle’s Space Needle!
Bottled water and a healthy environment are not mutually exclusive. Call Mountain Glacier today to talk to a friendly representative about any of the bottled water delivery services we offer in Lawrence, IN. Together, we can make the world a greener place.