A Shift in Water Bottle Culture

Posted on July 13, 2017
Several reusable water bottles on a table

How many water bottles do you think you drink weekly? Research states that in the U.S. the average person downs about 31.8 gallons of bottled water each year. Many people feel water bottles are convenient and cleaner than tap water. However, that is not true.

San Francisco has taken this information to heart and is working to be the first U.S. city to ban plastic water bottles.

San Francisco is one of the most environmentally progressive cities in the United States. For example in 2014, when California put an order to ban the use of plastic bags across the state, San Francisco already had the ban in place!

San Francisco has already banned the sale of water bottles at large public events on city property and prohibits city government agencies from buying plastic water bottles. To help implement this ban, legislators have called for an increased investment in water fountains, filling stations, and more readily available water options at events.

Legislators and activists are working to reshape the water bottle culture in California to using reusable bottles, rather than wasteful single-use bottles, with the hope that the reusable water bottle culture catches on throughout the United States.

More than 100 American cities have already adopted measures to restrict government spending on bottled water, and bans have also spread at national parks and universities. This forward thinking by San Francisco could be a step in the right direction towards a cleaner and healthier planet!

Join the movement! Switching to a filtered water cooler will have a positive impact on the environment. By switching to a Quench filtered water cooler you could save up to 50% versus your water delivery costs. Whether you are a college or university looking to join the fight, a government agency, a hospital, a retail store, or an office, we will be able to tailor a filtered drinking water solution that fits your drinking water needs.

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