Saving the Environment
FACT: Less than 10 percent of the cost of bottled water is used to pay for the water itself -- the rest of the money goes toward things like packaging, shipping, marketing and profits³.
The SmartWater Solution is a water purification system that can give you great quality filtered water while significantly reducing the use of bottled water, thus saving money and the Environment.
³ Source: NRDC
Americans used around 50 billion plastic water bottles last year and only 23% were recycled, which means 38 billion water bottles, more than $1 billion worth of plastic. are wasted each year. Making bottles to meet America’s demand for bottled water uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year¹. And that’s not even including the oil used for transportation related to the water bottles. The energy we waste using bottled water would be enough to power 190,000 homes².
Cost Comparison: Bottled Water versus the SmartWater Solution
Most health professionals suggest you should drink about eight glasses (64 ounces) per day . That adds up to 2 gallons per day for a family of four. When your water comes from 12-ounce plastic bottles, the cost can be exorbitant. Let's assume you pay approximately $4.50 per case of water (and remember, name brand and fancy imported waters can be much more), which is equal to $0.19 per bottle. For a family of four, that amounts to an annual cost of:
$0.19 per bottle x 5.3 bottles per person = $1.01 x 4 people = $4.04 x 365 (days in a year) = $1,474.60. That means a family of four could spend an average $1,400 in bottled water a year!