anogramatic: That’s… unsurprising
TreeHuggerfromWa: Or stop using plastic water bottles. It’s so easy to just use a reusable container instead.
superwang88r6: It also takes longer to decompose than to make. Point is… they need to recycle the water they use in production and we need to recycle the bottles.
toan55: *The results, released this month, show that for North American companies, it takes 1.39 liters to make one liter of water.*
*That’s less than the global averages of a liter of soda, which requires 2.02 liters of water. A liter of beer, meanwhile, needs 4 liters of water, wine demands 4.74 liters. Hard alcohol, it turns out, is the greediest, guzzling 34.55 liters of water for every liter.*
OneAttentionPlease: Well if it just needs one drop more for the plastic doesn’t it already require more for the whole water bottle that that is Inside? The Wording of the title is a Bit unspecific.
timechuck: But the crazy thing, that water isn’t wasted. It’s still water after the process.
cobaltcollapse: Well duh, you gotta account for the water in the bottle too /s
buttplayis_bestplay: I’d love to stop buying bottled water, but I’ve tried three different filters for my tap water and they all taste like ass.
blackburn009: >”Packaging makes a significant footprint,” he says, adding that three liters of water might be used to make a half-liter bottle. In other words, the amount of water going into making the bottle could be up to six or seven times what’s inside the bottle.
That’s a lot of water, in places where water is scarce that seems like there should be a way more efficient system that is commonly used.
Kwehpot: But it can be refilled.
iKickdaBass: This is an interesting topic. I bet there are a few studies comparing water consumption from making a water to that of making any other cup/glass plus the water used to wash it. It would be interesting to see how they compare.
Jeygo: Yeah, that’s about right. 1.4l is a pretty conservative estimate really, depends on the company. Full LCA would include things like plastic manufacturing, washing down bottling and packaging machinery, inks for printing labels etc. Nestle is quite good at it, they have a pretty low usage from recycling a lot, and I think Unilever have halved their water use in the last 10 years. It’s one area where companies are trying to voluntarily be more environmental, because it saves money too….
Gatesandlights: Can we just get rid of this stupid shit unless it’s being used somewhere necessary?
RUBI44: Recycling them takes up water too.
leopard_tights: What I hate is buying some chocolate bars like Kinder Bueno or something. They come in a bag with a bunch of bars, the bars are two in each little bag, and each bar is individually wrapped. 3 layers of plastic man, it’s ridiculous.
TheLastGiant: That means…. We’re running out of water?!
NicNoletree: So after you’ve drank all the water from the bottle there’s still a way to extract more from it? /s
m0le: I live in the UK. Water is not a resource we have to worry about. It’s currently falling from the skies in annoying volume, in fact. Equally I don’t think we drink anything like the amount of bottled water those in warmer climes guzzle, so I guess we’re on the sidelines in this fight?
xsgerry: Yes. A process even involves the water consumed by a person or persons involved in its production as well as the chemical or manufacturing cost of rinsing or combining chemicals.
The finished product is the result of many contributory factors. It you don’t get it then please look into it.
mathtronic: It also takes more water for you to drink out of a glass in your house that you filled from your faucet, than the water you fill that glass with.
At some point you’re going to wash that glass either by hand or in a dishwasher. That washing process will use water that you’re not going to drink.
Do what you can to not throw stuff away, and send as little as possible down the drain, and we’ll be in a better position than if you didn’t do those things.
KindnessYT: wow that sucks
01011970: Yea but capitalism needs to make money.