Why use Reusable Water Bottles?


United States manufactures around 50 billion disposable plastic water bottles every year.  That’s 42.9% of the beverage packaging market.  However, only 1 out of 5 are properly recycled.  By using a reusable water bottle (like the FREE one from this challenge), you are being environmentally sound!  You can put a stop to your contribution to the pile-up of this barely biodegradable waste.


The average American spends about $5.00 per week on bottled water!  If you used a reusable bottle instead, you will save enough (by not purchasing bottled water) to pay off your new reusable bottle in a month!  Also, did you know that prices for bottled water can be as much as 2,000 times more expensive than tap water?!


At least 25% of bottled water on the market is just re-filtered tap water (Pepsi’s Aquafina and Coke’s Dasani are examples).  In blind taste tests in Cleveland, tap water was preferred over Fiji bottled water.  In the United States, water is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Along with local authorities, the EPA will test water frequently to make sure it is safe and compliant.  Bottled water is regulated as a food under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The FDA monitors the labeling, but the bottlers themselves are responsible for testing the water.  Furthermore, the FDA doesn’t require bottled water companies to disclose where the water came from.


Don’t forget to LOG IN and “fill” your glasses of water this week! We are on week 2 (switch the drop down)! At the end of this week (March 16th), two whole weeks of FULL glasses gets your name in for a chance at 1 of THREE $25 Gift Cards

Remember: 8 ounces of water equals 1 “glass” of water.  “Fill” 8 glasses each day to reach the minimum recommended 64 ounces (the Work Well water bottle holds around 20 ounces).