Recycling

Bottle recycling falls for the second year in a row!

Jan 23, 2018
Austin Langlois
Contributing Author
Austin Langlois
Contributing Author

While many people might think that all the plastic we use is recycled one way or another, it’s sadly not the case.

Plastic bottle recycling rates have decreased for the second year in a row, according to a report by the American Chemistry Council and the Association of Plastic Recyclers released in November.

And, a study published in the 2017 Science Advances found that only nine percent of the 6.3 billion metric tons of plastic waste globally is recycled. And the remaining 5.7 billion metric tons end up in landfills or our oceans.

The truth is, unless you’re actually putting your plastic bottles into a container marked “recycling,” it likely won’t be recycled. And even when they are recycled, only seven percent are turned into new bottles.

That’s why it’s better to choose a paper product made from renewable resources (like trees), instead of plastic (which is made from oil, a non-renewable resource).

Paper products (like our boxes) can be recycled and don’t deplete our planet’s limited resources. Plus, paper breaks down in landfills within 2-6 weeks, while plastic never goes away.

When you choose Boxed Water, you’re also saving the earth from plastic bottles -- it’s just another small step to a more sustainable future and a healthier planet.

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