This has led to issues where Nestle has come under fire for the impurities found in their bottled water and for the impacts that bottling water has had on local water sources. But that impact isn't limited too the depletion of local water sources. On average Nestle fills 1.7 billion bottles
of water and then transports them around the world. They pump hundreds of millions of gallons of water regularly which has a significant impact on local water sources. It literally takes over 2 gallons of water to purify just one gallon of drinking water pumped into these bottles.
indicate that every second 1500 plastic water bottles are consumed just in the United States alone. These plastic bottles contain by Bisphenol A, otherwise known As BPA which is a chemical that makes the plastic hard and translucent. However it's also an endocrine disruptor which means the plastic is harmful
to your health and has been linked to things like defects in newborns, reduced fertility, neurological issues, and certain types of cancers. Pregnant women who drink from plastic bottles containing BPA are at a high risk of damage to the growing fetus.Plastic water bottles
are causing a great deal of harm to the environment in and of themselves. The plastic bottles are made from a petroleum product that takes a huge amount of energy to not only manufacturer but transport. Unfortunately most of these plastic bottles are not recycled which means they end up in landfills where the dangerous chemicals get leached into the ground where they make their way into the oceans. In fact, approximately 46000 pieces of plastic are found floating in every square mile of ocean. And even before they end up in the ocean causing damage to ecosystems, 8% of the bottles end up in landfills. And they don't recycle; it takes them over 1000 years to decompose. The caps themselves that go on the plastic bottles are not recyclable so they end up in our oceans alongside plastic bags and eventually are found inside the stomachs of sperm whales and fish.