Eco impact: It takes a lot of petroleum to produce all the water bottles that Americans drink in one year. Enough petroleum, in fact, to gas up one million cars for a whole year.
Health impact: Your plastic bottles may be giving you a dose of endocrine disruptors. Phthalates have been found to leach from the bottle into the water.
Solution: Invest in a stainless steel or glass water bottle and fill it up with filtered tap water. This will pay back quickly in any case! I’ll let you do the math!