pile of crumpled plastic bottles




Only 5% of plastic is recycled, resulting in 8.9 million tons of pollution. Production of plastic bottles is drastically worse on our ozone. If everyone switched to cartons, we'd offset as much pollution as NYC generates monthly. 

Environmental impact of production

Chart comparing environmental impacts of PET bottles to Boxed Water cartons
mold for plastic bottle

2x global impact

Blow molding plastic contributes to 2X the global impact.

oil leaking from barrel

880,000 gallons of oil

880,000 gallons of oil are sent to the ocean per year from U.S. drilling ops.

earth icon with thermometer

18x Greater Ozone impact

18X more impact on ozone depletion than a Boxed Water carton.

Recycling isn't enough

We're producing more than we can sustainably manage. We need to analyze the effects of production on the environment.

blue background with graph showing the projection of Plastic Production versus Plastic recycles from 1960-2014 text stating Million Tons of Plastic (Global)
  • * SOURCE: A lusher, microplastics in the marine environment: distribution, interactions and effects, marine antrhropeogenic letter, 2015.