Only 10% 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.
IMPACT OF PRODUCTION
% Impact of BWIB carton
relative to impact of PET bottle
Boxed Water carton relative to PET bottle
(fixed at 100%) - normalized results
Blow molding plastic
the global impact.
880,000 gallons of oil are
sent to the
ocean per year
from U.S. drilling ops.
18X more impact on
Boxed Water carton.
We're producing more than we can sustainably manage. We need to analyze the effects of production on the environment.
Our Choices Are Transforming the
Ocean, Lakes, and Rivers
A lusher, microplastics in the marine environement: distribution, interactions and effects, marine antrhropeogenic letter, 2015.