Americans buy 29 billion water bottles a year. For every six bottles people buy, only one is recycled. Water bottles do not biodegrade, but rather photodegrade. This means that it takes at least up to 1,000 years for every single bottle to decompose, leaking microplastics and pollutants into our ecosystem.
More than 8 million tons of plastic waste enter the ocean every year. By 2050, the world's oceans could contain more plastic than fish measure by weight. Our planet demands a more sustainable future.
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