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Bottled water, a global environmental disaster • 89 billion plastic water bottles are sold every year in the world. • Their production creates 3 million tons of CO2 every year • The USA burn 17 millions tons of crude oil every year to produce bottles for water. • China multiplicated its bottled water consumption by 4 in 4 years • 90% of the water bottles end up in garbage (30 million per day). Some of them can take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade. • Bottles incineration creates chlorine gas and heavy metal ashes. • 1 liter of bottled water consumes 162 g of oil and seven liters of water • 1 liter of bottled water creates 100g of CO2.
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