The 47 second video, America’s National Wonder: Plastic!?, also depicts white water rafters being showered in plastic water bottles, a Grizzly bear catching a plastic water bottle, and a waterfall of plastic water bottles. The video is part of a larger campaign to get people to sign an online petition asking Jon Jarvis, the National Park Service Director, to ban plastic water bottles from national parks. Currently, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, half of all waste left behind from visitors to national parks is plastic bottles. Check out the video below:
For more information about the campaign and to sign the petition, please click here.
In a recent ConvergEx study, it was found that consumers, on average, are willing to pay 300 times more for water that is bottled versus tap water! The average cost of bottled water, according to the study, is $1.22 per gallon, 300 times the cost of a gallon of tap water, which is about $0.004 -$0.0007, according to the National Utility Services survey of the United States.
However, most consumers are willing to pay up to 2,000 times the cost of tap water for bottled water!
About two-thirds of all bottled water sold in the United States is sold in 16.9 oz. bottles for $1.00 per bottle, which averages to $7.57 per gallon of bottled water.
What if we paid 2,000 times for everyday groceries? That would be like paying:
$3,720 for a dozen large eggs (current price: $1.86 per dozen)
$4,040 for a Grande Coffee from Starbucks (current price: $2.02 for one Grande)
$4,400 for 1 loaf of white bread (current price: $2.20 for one loaf)
$7,000 for 1 gallon of milk (current price: $3.50 per gallon)
Bottled water opponents seem to be popping up all over the United States. These consumers believe plastic disposable containers are doing more harm than good in today’s society for a variety of reasons, and in Massachusetts, water bottles may soon be a thing of the past.