Love Our Planet

We all share this exquisite planet that we call Earth. Its beauty and wonder are breathtaking. Sadly, the consequences of modern life have taken a toll and our delicate ecosystem is at risk.

We can change things. The power to create change starts with you. You can make a difference even in the little things. In fact, it is when we ALL work together to do the little things that the greatest change is realized.

The Problem

Right now there are giant garbage patches growing in our oceans and polluting our waters. The majority of this garbage is plastic, which breaks down into microplastics, which are then ingested by ocean life.

  • 35% of fish sampled in these areas showed consumption of plastic.
  • These plastics also block sunlight which affect ocean algae and plankton.
  • If these communities are threatened then it can affect the entire food chain, including humans.
  • Unless we make changes this problem will only get worse.(1)
  1. http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/?ar_a=1.

U.S. BOTTLE WATER MARKET

Per Capita Consumption

2002 - 2012

Year Gallons per Capita Annual % Change
2002 20.1 --
2003 21.6 7.2%
2004 23.2 7.5%
2005 25.4 9.7%
2006 27.6 8.4%
2007 29.0 5.3%
2008 28.5 -1.8%
2009 27.6 -3.2%
2010 28.3 2.7%
2011 29.2 3.1%
2012 30.8 5.3%
Source: Beverage Marketing Corporation
Plastic Water Bottles

Every year about 50 billion plastic water bottles are used in the United States.

  • To supply this demand more than 17 million barrels of oil are used annually, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year.(1)
  • The energy we waste on the production of bottled water would be enough to power 190,000 homes for one year(1)
  • The recommended eight glasses of water a day, at U.S. tap rates equals about $.49 per year; that same amount of bottled water is about $1,400. (1)
  • Bottled water sales increased by 6.7 percent in 2012, and now total $11.8 billion(2)
  • Every year 38 billion bottles are not recycled, which means only 23% gets recycled. The rest end up in our landfills, our streets, and our oceans(1)

  1. http://www.banthebottle.net/bottled-water-facts/
  2. http://www.bottledwater.org/us-consumption-bottled-water-shows-continued-growth-increasing-62-percent-2012-sales-67-percent

 

The Solution

YOU can make a difference. The typical American uses 167 plastic bottles a year. If you used a Love Bottle instead of buying plastic water bottles, you would save around $334 a year! If you know someone who uses plastic water bottles regularly, gift them a love bottle, or write to us and nominate them for a free love bottle. (There are winners every month!)

Our bottles work twofold in helping the environment:

  1. Using a Love Bottle reduces the amount of plastic water bottles used.
  2. Love Bottles are made of GLASS.

Other simple things you can do to make a BIG difference:

  • Stop using plastic bags. Use reusable bags!!
  • Use reusable containers whenever possible (for water, coffee, food, snacks).
  • Recycle plastic whenever possible and properly dispose of non-recyclable plastics.

Our environmental issues didn't start in a day, and they won't be fixed in a day. Yet with every choice we make, we play a role in impacting the direction of this critical problem. Let's be part of the solution.

For more information on how you can help please visit: 5Gyres

If you have a great tip on how we can do our part to make a change, please share with us at info@lovebottle.net

Kickstarter

Our Kickstarter was a huge success and was fully funded. We are so appreciative of all those who helped us make our dream of 100% US-made bottles a reality! Thank you for your support! To see how we're doing now and for more information on the new Love Bottle, visit our Kickstarter page.

 

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