The focus on Flint, MI is big right now; new water pipes, millions of dollars, and so many Flint residents suffering from this tragic accident.
Homes in flint are getting cases of water from the local community and publicly known actors, rappers, and local businesses. Family’s are very thankful for their generous donations but I think there is one big topic that hasn’t been brought up enough!
Each bottle can take up to 700 years to decompose. According to the Container Recycling Institute, 86% of plastic water bottles used in the US become garbage that ends up in landfills throughout the country.
Thinking that approximately 60 million plastic water bottles are used every day in the US, we can assume that nearly 18,834,000,000 end up in the landfill each year. \
studies show that polycarbonate plastic, a type of plastic used in many household and food products, gradually leaches a chemical called bisphenol-A into foods and liquids that are stored in containers made from this material. Think of what this would do to all of them bottles in the landfill.
We all then should defiantly be worried because years after years of the bottles sitting in the ground it will leach that chemical into the earths ground water which could potentially harm all of us!
Think of the second biggest picture that could potentially be more costly than this whole water crisis now. Recycle every water bottle you drink and if you don’t have recycling bin then contact your local waste service to make sure to get you one.
Save the earth before its too late!