With all the news about the chemicals and toxins getting into your water supply it's no wonder why the bottled water industry has grown. But it's amazing that using bottled water to keep our bodies healthy can actually deplete our natural resources, increase our carbon footprint, and introduce toxins into the water supply and air because...
Worldwide, bottled water uses about 2.7 million tons of plastic annually The PET bottles produced in the United States alone consumes approximately 17.6 million barrels of oil.
About two million tons of PET bottles wind up in landfills because statistics show that 65% to 85% of the 28.6 billion plastic water bottles produced annually in the United States are not recycled. And you know how you see plastic bottles littering the ground almost everywhere you go these days and it's maddening.
The plastic bottles that do make it to the landfill take hundreds of years to decompose therefore causing landfills to be filled more quickly and can leach toxic chemicals back into the ground as they do decompose.
Because landfills are increasing running out of space many municipalities have begun incinerating plastic bottles which releases toxic byproducts such as chlorine gas and heavy metals into the atmosphere.
The obvious answer is to use filters to purify your tab water or to purchase purified water in recyclable storage containers. But that raises to issue of transporting your water in a container that doesn't re introduce toxins back into your water. You can't pick up the newspaper or listen to the news without hearing about BPA, lead and now even cadmium. So I decided to sell Klean Kanteen stainless steel insulated water bottles. I absolutely believe these are the healthiest stainless steel water bottles available. You could say the Klean Kanteen people go overboard in keeping you safe. Well God bless them! It's good to know there's a manufacturer out there watching out for your well being because there are so many that don't. And don't be deceived by cheap knock-off copies. We all know you get what you pay for. And Klean Kanteen Water Bottles really aren't that expensive especially considering they'll last most people a lifetime.
I sell the Klean Kanteen Wide Insulated Bottle Combos and the Klean Kanteen Classic Sippy Cup.
"This is the refillable water bottle I've been looking for! I love my Klean Kanteen!"
Barbara N., Reading, PA