Benefits Of Drinking Water
Scientific research now reports what we've known all along. The environmental impact of the bottled water industry on the planet has been profoundly detrimental. Each year in America alone, plastic bottle use requires more than 47 million gallons of oil and results in one billion pounds of carbon dioxide to be released into the atmosphere. Water bottles take over 1000 years to biodegrade, leaking toxic chemicals such as phthalates, which can release hormones into the groundwater. Water diverted from local aquifers for the bottled water industry's benefit strains surrounding ecosystems. Transporting bottled water by boat, truck and train involves burning massive quantities of fossil fuels.
These factors were never figured in when we as a collective, began to mass produce plastic bottles for consumer use. Aquaverve long ago reqognized the need for safer dispersement of water goods. With the recent oil spill in the gulf, now industry and consumers alike, are forced to examine the collective habitual behaviors we practice when it comes to mass producting and consuming non-Earth friendly products. With a greater level of consumers wanting to do their part, we've shifted to also assist consumers on residental water coolers.
Cities, local governments and various corporations are recognizing that they can contribute to reducing their carbon footprints by eliminating bottled water coolers from their properties. The U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution decrying the negative impact of bottled water. In June 2007, San Francisco banned bottled water purchases by their city and county governments. Several other cities, including Salt Lake City, New York, Oakland, Portland, Austin, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle and Baltimore have held public events drawing attention to the negative impacts of bottled water.
Aquaverve Water Coolers offer a superb Green option for your drinking water needs. We continue to do what we've done for years. And we hope you will do your part for our planet and our future by making the environmentally responsible switch to our great-tasting, filtered bottle-less water coolers as well. Need assistance choosing the right water cooler for your location? We're just a phone call away! Call us toll free at 877.209.7634