60-Minutes worth of Facts about Water:. Watch the slide show and write down at least 5 interesting facts (on page 48). Water Statistics:. According to the United Nations, more than 1 billion people have no access to clean and safe drinking water. 1.8 million children
60-Minutes worth of Facts about Water:
Watch the slide show and write downat least 5 interesting facts (on page 48).
According to the United Nations, more than 1 billion people have no access to clean and safe drinking water.
1.8 million children
die every year as a result of diseases
caused by unclean water and poor sanitation.
A third of the Earth’s population lives in
“water stressed” countries.
Many women and young
girls must trek as much as six miles everyday to retrieve water for their families.
The country with the world’s best public drinking supply is also the country that consumesthe most bottled water…
The United States.
Consider the Plastic Bottle Of Water
Americans drink about 215 bottles of water each year.
That adds up
To over 66 billion
water bottles a year.
90% of the cost of bottled water
is due to the bottle itself.
$1.99 for .5 liter of Fiji Water
20 cents for the water
$1.99 would buy 600 gallons of tap water in Chandler.
20 cents would buy about 60 gallons.
Rate = $43/12,000 gallons or about 1/3 cent per gallon
That’s enough, laid end to end,to reach China and back each day!
Scientists believe that plastic bottles will not actually decompose. They will only break down into smaller and smaller toxic bits.
Imagine a water bottle filled a quarter of the way up with oil. That's about how much oil was needed to produce the bottle.
Many studies show that the quality of bottled water is no better than tap water.
In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for tap water
are more stringent than the Food and Drug Administration’s standards
for bottled water.
In a four-year study, roughly 22 percent of the (bottled) water tested contained contaminant levels that exceeded strict state health limits.
Don’t care about the environment? How about your health?
Is using bottled water worth the cost?
What other options are there?