Million Plastic Bottles Per Minute – Scary Plastic Statistics
There’s no doubt that single-use beverage bottles and cans are convenient. In a fast-paced society, grab-and-go drinks seem to make sense. Most people purchase single serving beverages without too much thought. Many of the beverages that we consume regularly are in the form of single-use bottles and cans: bottled water, sodas, iced teas, cold brew coffee, fruit juices, energy drinks… it’s a long list.
Studies show that people around the world buy a total of one million plastic bottles per minute. That’s almost 1.5 billion plastic bottles per day! Our reliance on these single-use bottles is growing rapidly, and the unfortunate reality is that our planet won’t be able to keep up. Between the energy used to create them, the carbon emissions from shipping them, and the issues that surround disposing of them, they start to make a lot less sense.