On average humans buy an estimate of 1,000,000 single-use plastic bottles per minute. In the USA 23% of those bottles are recycled. The United Kingdom does a much better job with 59% recycled. Americans purchase an estimate of 50 billion water bottles per year, averaging 13 bottles per month for every person in the United States. In London alone, the average adult purchases an estimate of 3 plastic bottles per week, 175 bottles per year per person.
In July 2021 Greece will look to ban the single-use plastic water bottle.
The negative impact the single-use plastic bottle has on our oceans, lakes, rivers and streams is staggering. The human race has become a convenience-driven society that is unsustainable. The time has come to take charge of our future and make lasting changes that will benefit generations to come.