Bottled Water is a Global Problem

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Is the problem of single serve plastic water bottles limited to the United States?

Bottled Water is a Global Problem

To fully understand the threat that single serve water bottles pose to the environment, it's important to realize that these bottles aren't just ending up in landfills in the United States. As if the billions of water bottles that end up in the trash in the U.S. each year isn't bad enough, consumption of individually packaged bottled water is increasing around the world. Staggering numbers of water bottles are finding their way into landfills all over the world.

Nations with the Highest Bottled Water Consumption Rates Include:

United States

Mexico

China

Brazil

Italy

Germany

   

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