Reusable Bottles Can Reduce Plastic Pollution
One of the most serious threats to our oceans is plastic pollution. Plastic constitutes approximately 90% of all rubbish floating on the ocean’s surface, with 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile. Unlike other types of rubbish, plastic does not biodegrade; instead, it photo-degrades with sunlight, breaking down into smaller and smaller pieces, but they never really disappear. These plastic pieces are eaten by marine life, wash up on beaches, or break down into microscopic plastic dust, attracting more debris.
It has been estimated that if you use your steel bottle more than 20 times instead of a plastic bottle, this will offset the environmental impact of manufacture of your water bottle has on environment.