Sunday, September 28, 2008

WaterCheck.Biz Reveals The Dangers of Plastic Water Bottles

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Q&A with Leslie Gabriel

CELESTE: Why are plastic water bottles so dangerous and in what way do they negatively impact our environment?

LESLIE: A few things you should know about Plastic Water Bottles - Besides Being Yucky :)
  • The most commonly used plastic for making water bottles is polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is derived from crude oil.
  • Making bottles to meet Americans' demand for bottled water requires more than 1.5 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel some 100,000 U.S. cars for a year.
  • Worldwide, some 2.7 million tons of plastic are used to bottle water each year.
  • Recent studies link plastic toxins such as Bisphenol A (BPA) to breast cancers and reproductive mutations.
  • Plastics leach carcinogens including BPA during regular use, exposure to heat and especially after cleaning.
  • From manufacturing to use and disposal, plastics pollute our health and environment.
CELESTE: Do you donate a portion of your proceeds to water sustainability projects?

LESLIE: Every quarter (3 months) we choose a non-profit, water related organization to support. Beyond money, we also provide these organizations with free publicity - with over 15,000 unique visitors every month - we place a hot link logo of the h2o organization on every page of our vast website. We also provide additional publicity to the chosen organization on over 10,000 letters to our customers, when an order ships.

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