The Advantages and Impact of Ditching Disposable Water Bottles


Environmental Impact of Plastic Water Bottles

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The Benefits and Impact of Ditching Disposable Water Bottles. When you consider that our bodies are about 60 percent water, it’s clear why H2O is so essential. And the smart way to stay hydrated is to carry a reusable water bottle with you.

That way it’s easy — and cheap — to stay hydrated wherever you go. So by avoiding disposable plastic bottles altogether, you’re also avoiding exposure to possible life-threatening disease. “Plastic water bottles are often created from oil, specifically a petroleum product called polyethylene terephthalate, also known as PET,” explains Mallia. The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: Americans drink around 50 billion bottles of water per year. Around 5000 water bottles are thrown away every second!

The effects of our consumption of bottled water are much farther-reaching than we may have ever expected. From the communities that are affected by the large corporations [ ]. Reusing and recycling plastic bottles is vital to reduce the volume of waste that ends up in landfill sites and the oceans.

This blog from the experts at Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports highlights how making a small change by reusing a drinks bottle can have a lasting effect on the environment. Plastic water bottle pollution If you want to talk about multitasking, plastic water bottles are the all-time champions! Not only do they pollute during the process of extracting and processing fossil fuels, they even get you at the back end. Approximately only 10% of water bottles are effectively recycled.

Water from plastic bottles has been shown to contain endocrine disrupting chemicals that leech from the plastic. One of the most commonly known is Bisphenol A, which mimics the effects of the hormone estrogen, which can impact human reproduction systems and unborn babies. THERE ARE MICROPLASTICS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER.

Reusable water bottles are a tried and true environmentally friendly solution. Switching to a reusable water bottle decrease the oil used, greenhouse gasses emitted, and bottles thrown away, reducing pollution on several levels. The water bottle industry: an industry that thrived on consumerism and exceeded the boundaries of luxury by becoming an essential item in an average person’s life. Despite the fact that tap water is declared safe for consumption by the EPA, 1500 plastic water bottles are being used every second in the United States alone.

These stats make the United States the biggest bottled water. Bottled water has also made hydration easier and convenient since you can easily take a bottle or two with you, whether you’re going to the gym, on your way to the office or just around the house. As for the impact of plastic and glass bottles in the environment, you can help minimize this by recycling the containers.

Bottled water can be easily tossed in your purse or workout bag, and it provides a more spill-proof option than traditional cups when working at.

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Reduces accumulation of contaminants Reduces accumulation of odor and foul-tasting bacteria Follow manufacturer’s recommendations for periodic shock treatment of water lines using special tablets; safety precautions while using tablets and filling bottles.

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shelves) and customer usage (e.g. the resealable nipples on mineral water bottles, making it easier to drink the water while participating in sports such as running or cycling).

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Allowing free water decreases the risk of dehydration.

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It will simply mean that people should carry a reusable bottle to be refilled instead of buying bottled water.

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The plastic bottles may leach cancer-causing and reproduction-harming chemicals such as phthlates and bisphenol-A. About 50 billion plastic water bottles are used each year, and only about 10% get recycled; the rest clutter streets and lots, pollute the oceans and waterways, or wind up in landfills.

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Also, when drinking bottled water, avoid soft plastic containers that are made with phthalates, a contaminant that can leach into the water and affect hormone-sensitive tissues such as breast tissue in women and prostate tissue in men.

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Reusable plastic water bottles are made of a type of plastic that should not contain BPA, but if the water has been in the bottle for months or years, under unknown storage conditions, there is the possibility of some degree of contamination from other chemicals, such as phthalates (discussed in the next chapter).

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Other problems may arise because bottled water is stored for longer periods and at higher temperatures than water distributed in piped distribution systems or because containers and bottles are reused without adequate cleaning or disinfection.

“Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality” by Organisation mondiale de la santé, Anonimo, WHO-Work programme, Światowa Organizacja Zdrowia, World Health Organization, World Health Organisation Staff
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As a consequence, such globalization of many water treasures over usually huge distances asks for much energy, whereas one­way bottles increase the landfills.

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Due to breakage and deterioration, water bottles and stoppers must be replaced on a periodic to regular basis.

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  • What about Brita water filter pitchers?? You fill them up with tap water and it’s supposed to filter the water and make it safer to drink. If everyone had one and then used reusable bottles filled with that water that may be a good way to lower our plastic bottle usage??

  • Thank you for doing this exceptional initiative! Let’s start working together to create an International Committee of Recycling I think it’s right time to unite ourselves! Let’s involve much people to cause some real changes / Get up, Humans! Share your ideas on the web-forum: http://www.AGHARTY.COM (I already published your video there also). I truly believe that we are not just a colleagues in this question; actually, WE ARE ONE! / Please, let’s stay in touch! // Sincerely, I wish you, Strength, Luck, Stability and unbreakable Will that should lead us to a Victory in our common Good Deed!

  • Banning meh. It is to late and I see it like George Carlin…the earth doesn’t care but waste affects us.

    There is so much waste besides plastic and the US is the biggest at it. This includes food and electronic waste.

  • No brainer. Any reasonable educated person should agree. You have to weigh what causes the least pollution. Replace all plastic and styrofoam products with aluminum, hemp, bamboo, cactus, and other form of wood. Remember as much as it pollutes cutting down trees, we have the space to plant more. It takes hundreds of years for plastic to decompose as opposed to 5-10 years for a tree to fully grow. We have millions of acres of bare land.

  • Oh. I thought this was going to be about how the plastic downgrades in sunlight and poisons the water. Still a good video though. For our recent family trip, we found some glass bottles at Amazon and filled them with water from an actual natural spring near our house. Can’t get much better than that. Thank you.

  • In the video, they kinda skipped over how the unrecycled plastic ends up in the ocean. The WWF has a great article on this which I’m gonna summarize a bit here.

    1. Plastic being blown away at some point on its journey from the curb to the landfill. This happens a lot because plastic is so lightweight. Once at a landfill, plastic usually doesn’t get into the environment, as landfills in the US are generally well managed.

    2. Littering. This is the obvious one. Bottles, bags, cigarettes, straws. Illegal commercial dumping also contributes.

    3. Plastic Products that dumped down the drain: wet wipes, tampons, cotton swabs, bandages, contact lenses, dental floss, and polyester from clothes released in the washing machine. There are also plastic microbeads, tiny plastic balls added to many hygiene products, such as soap, facial scrub, and toothpaste, as an exfoliating agent (to make it feel “silky’). These microbeads are less than a millimeter in size and pass through filtration systems at water treatment plants with ease and end up in ocean ecosystems.

    WWF article:,and%20the%20sea%20this%20way.

  • Another great balanced video. The one thing that I was surprised that you didn’t cover is the management of plastic. Where the US does produce and consume a lot of plastic, it is really good at managing it (making sure it doesn’t end up in the wild). A good indication for this by looking at mismanaged plastic (such as ocean plastic). I have seen it reported that East Asia is responsible for >2/3 of Ocean plastic where the US contributes < 1%. I have seen this reported in several places. One example is the Oxford OWiD
    Let me know what you think. Did I get it right? Did I stay Above The Noise?

  • My main problem with tap water is what they haven’t figured out how to filter out yet: drugs. Yep from antibiotics to pain pills to steroids, they’re in your tap water. This is particularly harmful to kids of course.

  • Is it possible to use boxed water? Is it better than plastic bottles? And why don’t they replace boxed water with plastic bottles if it is better?

  • Give recycling responsibility back to manufacturers. That should be part of their costs (and by extension, the consumers of their products) not the public’s how many single use plastic bottles would go to landfills if they could be returned for a quarter? Levy taxes on manufacturers based on there recycling rates.

  • I think Penn and Teller’s full episode on recycling was the best explanation. We could go to the landfill somewhere out in the middle of nowhere 30 miles wide and hold all of our Bad plastics there for a number of years. I’m against plastic anyway because the endocrine disruptor’s in it like PCB.. But yeah recycling anything except for hazardous chemical stuff or metals is a waste of time, deficit financially, and potentially more harmful, plays in to being a loaded word…it’s using “being green” as a marketing ploy. Eh. I love nature and hug trees, but we have to be realistic in regards to problems this deep in our society. Ties into oil too..

  • Bonjour étudiant de nouvelles-frontieres qui lit ce message, sache que tu n’est pas le seul élève a directement aller dans l’espace commentaire à la recherche d’un message similaire. Bonne élévation, je suis con

  • Why buy bottled water if you have a filtration system at home? Just take a little effort to fill up a glass bottle with filtered water. Better quality water than what’s in those plastic bottles. A lot of those bottled waters still contain fluoride (causes lots of problems in the body).

  • There are ways to recycle PET plastic bottles into 3D printer filament. A relatively tiny market at present, but at least it’s something. Hope it becomes popular!

  • I know the alternatives aren’t perfect, but aluminum is by far the best one

    Now you can have an excuse when people ask you why you drink so much soda

  • I really enjoy how informative this is. You took a topic that many people tend to disregard and label as an opinion and made it sound very factual and real (as it should be).

  • Germany has stupid high tap drinking water quality. The quality is even governed by law.
    So yes, banning single use water bottles by law in this country would be a very very very good idea.
    But they won’t. But there is a network of really deep and highly complex reasons why not.

    Please someone correct me if I’m wrong, but are the plastic Coca Cola bottles not designed to be washed, relabeled, refilled and reused?

  • We all know there are too many plastic bottles out there in landfills and our oceans…but what do YOU think is the best solution? Banning them? Switching to alternatives? Watch our video to hear some of the pros and cons of different potential solutions and let us know what YOU would do.

  • I love/hate the topic of plastic, I just completed microplastic research in the gulf of Mexico last month. I’m by no means trying to discount the harm of so many plastic bottles being used, but just to compare the macro plastic problem with the micro plastic one; initially the biggest plastic pollutant (for microplastics) we found was fibers, most likely from washing machines. However when we went back to our samples to try and solve the case of the mysterious clear strands that looked like plastics, acted like plastics, but couldn’t be IDed, we finally determined they were from cigarette butts…..and boy were there a lot of them. So much so that we initially discounted them in our data before realizing what they were. The most prolific and shocking form of microplastic pollution was the filters in cigarettes, and you’re eating them if you eat seafood. Again this isn’t to say single use bottles aren’t a major problem, just that it’s so much more than just single use plastics that are destroying our oceans. Love this channel and your content, please keep it up! ☺️

  • Unfortunately, recycling plastic bottles is currently not as profitable as recycling aluminum cans. This is due to China cutting off imports of recyclable waste and the amount of plastic per bottle has shrunk over the past few decades. Another complicating factor is that people wish-cycle, i.e. giving waste to recycling centers in the hope that it will be recycled but it cannot be recycled or processed. Wish-cycling adds additional complexity to sorting out waste for recyclables. Some centers may dump loads in landfills if they even lightly contaminated.

  • We switched to plastic because it was cheaper, particularly when you factor in shipping and breakage. It’s recyclable, but recycling isn’t free or environmentally perfect. Public drinking fountains are less numerous than decades ago, so that “free drinking water” is only safe and “everyplace” when you’re in the nicest part of town. So the solution is carrying our water with us in canteens like soldiers left over from WWII. These plastic bans are just nanny-state government looking for an easier and cheaper solution than improving their recycling programs.

  • Sorry, can’t really scroll through all the comments below, so maybe someone’s already asked you this. But, the plastic bottles that we already have, do they have any nasties spilling into the water if we just use them as a budget reusable water bottle? ( I live in Sweden too, so we can recycle, but reusing seems better!)

  • Your thing on clean drinking water being from plastic water bottles is nonsensical as a solution to accessibility in poor countries. From my experience with friends who have worked in NGOs on this, the lack of bottled water is not the problem. Again your Flint example is also a false dichotomy. While I commend you actually researching the issue somewhat, your logic is fundamentally flawed.

  • using plastic clothes isn’t a solution because every time you wash them, millions of plastic particles are released into the water anywayyy. 100% cotton is the way to go! and glass /reusable stuff. not plastic

  • I agree with everyone Production of plastic should be controlled If the old plastic can be converted to produce energy that would be great

  • I’ve been using the same plastic water bottles for many years, and the same mesh “grocery bag” since 1989. If you live in the First World, you have (almost) no excuse. I hope that those unfortunate people whose tap water is contaminated at least recycle the containers of water that they receive.

  • What about hemp based bottles? Would they have the same down side as corn based or are there other issues that would come along with it?

  • Great video! Can you please expand in a video on using water overseas? I took my water bottle overseas to refill and some hotels (3 star and above) recommended not filling up from their taps, which I found odd bc I was in Europe. Some places I did fill up and it was fine but wondering how to overcome being away from your own environment and own water. Thanks xx

  • But tap water has lead chromium fluoride and whatever else pretty sure I’ll be a little bit healthier drinking the bottled water that I buy in stores right?

  • You’re so cute!!! I have a huge hydro flask and I carry it around everywhere proudly, unfortunately my parents still buy plastic water bottles so I’m going to try my hardest to convince them to stop… I love your videos! Thank you for you


  • Bottle container materials have tough requirements: On the one hand they should have a long shelf life with often corrosive beverages and then decompose quickly without corrosion help.

  • This is the fairy tale that is taught to us in school since we were little. The sad truth is that recycling is done by very few countries and most of the remaining materials are shipped to 3rd world country landfills.

  • hello Dr Josh,
    i m from India and m not sure if we get magnesium or b5 separately….( as prescribed by you in your heel pain video)can you help me with to find in which combination will i get magnesium and b5. i have plantar fascitis.

  • The ya’ll remember in the 1980s when the democrats said save the trees campaign save the trees use plastics, I love it when a good plan comes together. He he

  • Education on how to be more responsible would likely be helpful. Perhaps the CEOs of larger companies should be required to take the courses.


  • The subject of single-use plastic is a problem that can only be eradicated by going to the source. The closing statement implicates that although the material is repurposed, plastic is still there. And many rather not reuse, repair or repurpose those things but dispose of it. And then the cycle just happens again. Sustainability is one of the many better ways to solve this environmental problem. An environmental problem caused by us humans. By not continuing to produce what destroys, many if not all of us would be comfortable and would still find convenient a world without a new generation of plastic.

  • Even though they are being recycled, at some point they can’t be anymore. So just use a reusable bottle if you can ❤️ They have cute affordable one’s on Amazon ❤️

  • I just bought a PUNC stainless steel water bottle and I love it! Although the one thing I would recommend to anyone buying a steel water bottle is not to buy a coloured steel bottle becuase the colour scratches off really easily and it just doesnt look great, so just go for plain steel.

  • nobody:

    my parents: We won’t even consider tech recycling as lockdown so we will throw away a plastic kettle. it’s only one piece! how could it make a difference?

  • Ever heard the saying: ‘our actions have consequences’. Well that’s true. We are throwing plastic anywhere and in a few years time, our world will completely be destroyed.

  • That is WAY too optimistic a look at recycling. You can’t be serious!? No stream of recycling will ever be clean enough to make it work that easily. Maybe we should stop manufacturing plastic bottles? This episode was disappointing.

  • These are real problems to focus on. Not the whole climate change stuff. Of course we don’t help but the earth changes on its own. So for all the protesters protesting. Why are you not helping? Why are you not helping to clean up the ocean? Is it because you really don’t care or is it just because your lazy? If you really want to help then make a change

  • Aside from glass, there is something in every water bottle material that is bad for you. I find it funny when people on here promote stainless steal or aluminum bottles. You know why they taste like metal? Because they also leach bad things into the water!!!

  • The way your speaking you would make someone go buy a coke and not care about their don’t sound caring your scaring people from buying water

  • I don’t know why org taknak cuba nk kitar semula plastik dan lain lain tu maybe because diaorg malas nk agih agihkan bnda yg patut kita kitar semula and look what happen to our planet it’s getting worse

  • So when we make cans with new aluminum it damages the enviroment, but not when they get recycle, am i getting it right? So, theoretically, if we can have enough aluminum and we recycle the 99,99% of them, we may limit the pollution at minimum. Is this correct?

  • Number 15 Burger King foot lettuce. The last thing you want on your Burger King burger is somebody’s foot fungus but as it turns out that might be what you get.

  • Plastic bottles should be like abortions: legal, but only needed in rare special circumstances. The go-to solution should be tap water in reusable flask. Plastic bottles only for the rare situations when you lose or forget your flask. And all of these plastic bottles should be recyclable/multi-use.

  • this might be a stupid question, but is water from plastic bottles contaminated even if you pour it into a glass? that is to say, is it the contact of our mouths on the plastic or is it the water itself that has already been contaminated by being in the plastic bottle? i pretty much exclusively drink sparkling water so…

  • Can we not just hire people to sort out all the plastic paper metal and glass and recycle it. Send it back to the company for reuse. Can we not hire someone to pick and sort those areas in the ocean and recycle that too. It makes no sense.

  • Where does the water that you fill your water bottle up with come from??? Is it filtered? Does it from a larger plastic bottle? If not how do you filter it?

  • From the button of my smiling heart, thank you D.R Axe for your health contribution, however, is it safe to transfer the water which already bottled in plastic bottles into glass or cooper vessels just right before drinking it or you mean we should find other sources of drinking water! Hopefully, your time permits you to answer. ��

  • Great video! Although I did feel at one point you mentioned recycling is NOT enough because “most of it ends in landfills or the ocean” without ever citing a statistic of how much of recycled plastic bottles are ‘recycled’. It could very well just be me, but it somewhat seemed like that was a point made based on a disjoint fact.

    If (ideally, albeit) ALL plastic bottles were recycled, would that be enough?

  • Reusing things will always still be better then recycling whether it is plastic, aluminum or paper.
    Personally I buy fresh orange juice every two weeks and simply reuse the bottle as a flask before finally throwing it into the plastic bin.

    And yes, that doesn’t work well with those flimsy one-time use bottles.

  • Wait… Why do people even use plastic bottle? Doesn’t they get water in their homes? Can’t they just fill a bottle from their home and take it with them outside?

  • So what the hell do we do…..? There’s not many options, it’s either tap water or bottles water and tap water is full of toxins too, there’s no natural springs anywhere near me, I don’t own a well, what are we suppose to do?….

  • Stainless steel is a good choice. Yes there is an upfront carbon emission issue, but since they are tough enough to last years, they do end up balancing back out.

  • Well, here in my city (Argentina) we’ve a lot of botting plants, they make big can of PVC of 5,10 and 20lts of pure water, using delivery trucks to reach safe water to your house. The prices are similar or cheaper to buying plastic bottles. The best thing, the can are reusable, so there is no plastic contamination. I think that this is a great idea, perhaps banning is an utopian idea but making plastic bottles or another recipent more expensive is an interesting option. Obviously is a matter of time. I hope goberments take to help our planet.
    Nice videos guys, i love the animation. Nice beard myles ��������

  • Will have to throw all my plastic water bottles out as they’re not safe because I’ve had them for too long & getting a horrible taste in my mouth because of them.

  • Where I live the water plant has to put the water threw so many chemicals, Such as chlorine. So our tap water really isn’t save either. Pushing what we thought was very healthy then saying later as they do studies, is wrong and should be looked at very closely.

  • 1:45 It’s found in the earth?……… Really? So are you saying that “Hormone Disrupting Chemicals” are not found “in the earth?

  • I live in dallas Tx and our tap water sucks so what alternative should I try should I boil it I read some comments said not to die to the fluoride, I didn’t know plastic was this harmful what filter should I try or should I start buying mineral water and mixing into the plastic water lol �� I’m at a loss

  • hay glass can be melted and remolded over and over for as long as the world is here lets use glass instead lets make snapple go back to glass

  • Its not the plastic causing all the health issues. its the GMO”s and roundup week killer in are foods. 90% of are foods. same stuff that kills test mice in 1 week with same % that we take in..

  • I love your videos! Very informative and I love your bright attitude!:) Can’t wait to sit down and watch all your videos when I have the time:)

  • Ok, let me get this figured out… your plastic bottle of water is “dangerous”… plastic Milk bottles are safe, mustard, ketchup, mayo, soda, juice and the list goes on and on they are all “safe”, yet just the water bottles are “dangerous”…. Fucking seriously!

  • I wouldn’t worry so much about water bottles as its content is normally around a ph of 7 or above, why are you not doing tests on acidic products like vinegar sauces salts in fact most all other things other than water.. leeching chemicals must be worse as the reactive nature of the content is much more harsh

  • There should be regulation on products like this. This is absolutely infuriating that producers are allowed to sell the people products which are killing us all in the spirit of freedom.

  • I wouldn’t worry about water bottles as its content is normally around a ph of 7 or above, why are you not doing tests on acidic products like vinegar sauces salts in fact most all other things other than water which comes in plastic.. leeching chemicals must be worse as the reactive nature of the content is much more harsh why pick on one item

  • Hi to everyone I am from India most of the people didn’t no the side effects of using plastic things like plastic water bottle,plastic lunch box,even plastic spoon etc If we use plastic water bottles in that water plastic nanoparticle and plastic chemicals will be mixed that water is not good for humans when we drink this water the water will go to small intestine and that plastic chemicals attached to small intestine and small intestine can’t absorb the proper nutrients if it is like this what is the use of eat nutrients food I have suffered from this so many years and I got bald head using this plastic things finally I got solution for this using copper pot or copper vessel is the solution to this plastic water And take one copper pot fill water in that pot leave it for 8 hours after 8hours u can use that water for drinking cooking u r health will be fine this how our Indian ancient people using copper pot and every 2 to 3 day clean that pot with lemon and salt mixture and don’t put this water into plastic bottles

  • Best Recomended Buy Ths Stainless Steel Filter water can

  • I love this video it teaches me a lot and its helpful but I feel sad
    Because I dont recycle bottles but it’s never too late so I’ll go recycle my bottles

  • It is hard to find unfluoridated water that doesn’t come in plastic bottles, and the filters that supposedly take fluoride out are very expensive. So for someone who doesn’t want fluoride in their water but there area has that in their tap water; what is the option?

  • The truth is they will never ever state the truth about anything that is good for you and where to get the correct resources because then they lose out in making money it’s all about the money! Selfish world we live in unfortunately!

  • I appreciate the topic but this video is useless without a solution and I’ve read the article Dr. Axe is linking. A filter is what he’s suggesting but no hand picked models? You’re not helping us if you can’t share what you do personally for yourself in this situation!

  • Where is the solution? Simply saying stay away from plastic doesn’t tell us how or what we should using to consume the healthiest water.

  • I usually make my meals on one day for the whole week and put them in plastic containers:s. Does someone know another way to conserve my food and take it to work?

  • He’s speaking mostly of water that is sold in plastic bottles, which is understandably a concern…. until you consider one major thing. Survivalist foods, which are purchased and planned to be stored over long periods of time, are always sold in plastic containers. How else are you going to store quantities of food or water for long periods of time except within plastic?????

  • Thank you for posting this. I’ve been dealing with ovarian cysts. It started last year. My family realized I was drinking out of a water bottle when I’m going to places. What is the safest thing to use like going out of town to a doctor or shopping. I wish stores would have water and other drinks in bottles. I’ve been making smoothies more at home. I need to try bone broth sometime. God Bless you and thanks for taking your time to help others.:)

  • I think bans just make people mad and want to do the opposite. At least in thr United states because we’re all still 15 at heart. I know education is difficult, but I really think that’s the best way. In the past, ecoactivism had pointed out the damage to the environment. People want to know how it damages themselves. And they aren’t good at connecting the dots themselves either. You have to explicitly tell them how they are harming themselves and their children right now in order for them to listen. Humans are selfish.

  • Pure H2o will kill you…humans seem to be determined to end their own existence whilst extending it.

    No real escape exists only milder forms of poison.

    Choose wisely.

  • Hey! good video. I was thinking on mason jars and i found out most of them always have a smell from the last food in it (specially with wet foods), would you do a video about taking care or cleanning our glasses containers? Thank you very much

  • Nah… when we were little. We use to drink water from the fountain we made underneath the big tree.. i think its the juice of the freaking mountain. Well it taste better than any water i tested tho.. We’re still alive and well.. not illness or anything at all. And all the people in that place still doing same thing… rhey are still alive too ����

  • I reduced my plastic usage by buying a military style metal water bottle a few years ago. It can be reused many times over for years as opposed to buying plastic bottled water.

  • This is where governments come in. Where in the world except Germany are you fined by police and attacked by neighbors if you don’t recycle?
    Most of today’s economy is fueled by consumerism and consumerism equals hardcore pollution no matter how you look at it. Simply the fact that this video was made and that you are watching it means you are somewhat in that bubble. Remember that Germany is on Dial-Up internet to this day though. The money we put in broadband they are still putting in massive recycling programs probably the best in the whole world. I shred 10 PET bottles in Munchen at a supermarket and they gave me two beers on the house for doing so.

  • Tap water tastes like metal and contains fluoride which cannot be filtered or boiled out. Tap water is nothing like natural spring water from a spring and contains hardly any if any of the health benefits. Unfortunately not very many of us live near one. I am very lucky and grateful that I do. It makes you feel really energized and tastes nothing like tap water or filtered water.

  • Are we actually even drinking real water at this point? What does real water actually taste like? Most likely way different than we can ever imagine

  • It is about how plastic bottles made of and what i learnt is some of those bottle contains toxic that can harm the aquatic life also humans

  • I drink electrolyzed Reduced water that’s Ionized with Alkaline that’s all done by with electricity. No chemicals added. I have a Enagic Kangen Water Ionizer machine

  • I live in a country where water from our sinks or tap water as you would call it is not safe to drink. Like at all. We can’t even cook with it. For the past couple of months every time I leave my house I have been filling my 500 ml water bottle from a public purified water fountain thing but once I finish that I sometimes need more and I buy a plastic bottle at work. I know this is a long comment but any ideas/solutions?

  • Not only are plastic water bottles bad but they are also annoying lol.
    I’m trying to avoid using them, but I can’t stand tap water. ��

  • Where did you get your water bottle 500?(please don’t say target) I have a thermally insulated steel canteen that doesn’t look quite as stylish as yours

  • the plastic bottles themselves isnt the problem. the problem is recycling them. if we recycled 100% of them there wouldn’t be a problem.

  • me and my family all use stainless steel water bottles. we also only fill the tap water in glass bottles for cooling in the fridge:)

  • What about cardboard containers? Similar to milk cartons or juice boxes. I know they may not be as durable or work well with vending machines, but I’m curious about why they are not a good alternative.

  • I’ve been wondering about this thing about water bottles for years…and especially the small ones! I live in Germany and we do have plastic water bottles as well, don’t get me wrong. But we also can buy water in glas bottles and we get a refund when we bring (plastic & glass) bottles back to the shop….same with soda drinks in bottles. Our tap water gets tested every year and it’s actually better then the bottled water. So why buy water in bottles?

  • Not just BPA. Most plastics still contain multiple chemicals that do the same thing. Avoid it all together. We are idiots killing ourselves.

  • Is there any scientific proof to show that water stored in plastic bottle # 1,2, 5, or 6 is unsafe, especially if the bottles are NOT exposed to any heat source?

  • Water is coming from the ground, or municipal supply from plastic pipes……. Water storage tanks and tap is made of plastic, how can we live without it.

  • I finally bought my own reuseable water bottle a while back and I always always avoid plastic water bottles because I know its bad for the planet. Plus mine is cute and its a cconversion starter.:)

  • I think it’s fair to say we place undue emphasis on plastic water bottles, while most of us don’t think twice about the huge proportion of our foods that come packaged in plastic. And while most water is placed in BPA-free PET bottles (which may still have some hormone disrupting qualities, opinions seem mixed), I expect many food items are packaged using other, less safe plastics. The point being, this is a far more complex question if we’re being rational about it, and focusing solely on water is missing the forest for the trees.

  • …..What about the added “Fluoride” in much of the Nation’s municipal “Tap Water” sources?!…. WTF?!.. “What about That Fluoride?!”….

  • Long list of questions and answers about plastic, polymer, bioplastic etc.:

  • Point of service water purification systems are available for consumer use, and are more economical than a palette of water, even at Costco, much more so if you are buying at the grocer or quick shop. One of the bizarre developments in relief drives is donors sending bottled water to distressed areas, at great expense for shipping alone, when a few purification systems would provide much more water and much lower costs.

  • Over many years I never thought I got the actual facts about plastic water bottles. My thing was I knew they could be easily recycled and I even checked their labels to make sure. So the problem is people throwing them away vs putting them with recyclable garbage such as paper or glass? Luckily my city has an aggressive recycling program. It would be great to know about areas where recycling is minimally promoted-