Carbon footprint of those popular foreign bottled water brand
Many of you already know how we feel about plastic bottles, but in case you somehow missed it, here’s a quick recap: it sucks! Obviously, there’s a lot of bad stuff that happens after you’ve finished using that nasty plastic bottle, but have you ever thought about what happens before you take that first sip?
It turns out that making the bottles and then getting them from the factory and into your hands takes a TON of energy. In fact, in 2006 it took 17 million barrels of oil to produce plastic bottles for American consumption alone (without counting transportation). That’s enough gas to jet ski around the Earth 90,000 times!
Most premium bottled water, especially the sparkling variety, comes from far, far away. And while drinking water sourced from picturesque European towns, Scandinavian mountaintops, or small Pacific islands may make you feel trés fancy, these places are thousands of miles away. That means that those heavy, foreign bottles need to cross an entire ocean just to get water (water!) to you. We think that’s more than a little silly…
Green Sheep Water has a much smaller footprint. In the US, aluminum contains an average of 70% recycled content, which uses 95% less energy than virgin aluminum. Our bottles are also recycled more than twice as often as plastic (nearly 70% of the time!), and are infinitely recyclable. Try and beat that, plastic. Most importantly, our products are made right here. We actually source our materials and package all our water in the Midwest, keeping our transportation footprint extra low.
This Fourth of July, gather your courage, and do something even more patriotic than breaking out your star-spangled tube socks: put an end to your long-distance relationship with that imported bottled water (those never work out anyway). We’ve made it extra easy for you with our handy-dandy break-up letter generator (patent pending).