In the last decade, annual production of plastic bottles grew to over 300 million tons per year1. Today, an average person living in Western Europe or North America consumes 100 kilograms of plastic each year, mostly in the form of packaging2. Globally, people go through roughly 200 billion plastic water bottles annually.In the US alone, there are over 10,000 active landfills4 which contain over 2 million tons of water bottles alone5. Bottles used to package water take over 1,000 years to biodegrade and if incinerated, they produce toxic fumes. It is estimated that over 80% of all single-use water bottles used in the U.S. simply become litter6. There are 5 trillion pieces of plastic afloat in the world’s oceans7. Entanglement or ingestion of marine plastic debris affects 267 species worldwide. This included 86% of all sea turtles, 44% of all seabird species, 43% of all marine mammal species8.
At SodaStream we not only make great sparkling water; but we also help to save the planet from plastic waste. With one reusable bottle we can save a family up to 3000 disposable bottles every year.
SodaStream’s reusable carbonating bottles help to significantly reduce waste from store-bought bottles and cans, while simultaneously reducing the carbon footprint by up to 87% in comparison with generic PET-bottled sparkling water brands*.
We have amazing fresh tap water in most parts of the world and it’s the natural, economic and sustainable thing to do.
Carbon Trust Research, UK, 2013