A MOST PECULIAR STORY
Byron Bay, you may have heard of it.
A place with more yoga teachers than trees, more gurus than stars in the sky,
And in winter, more Reiki practitioners than people.
Home to whales, dolphins and the world's most rabid environmentalists.
Yet even here people still buy water in plastic bottles.
Which is weird.
Are reusable drink bottles just uninteresting and easy to lose?
If that's the case we may have sorted it.
Message on a bottle
Points of wonder
Nearly half of all bottled water is just glorified tap water.
It costs 2000 times as much to buy the same water in a plastic bottle.
Drinking water from the tap will cost you about $1.50 per year, bottled water at least $2,900.
Not that safe
Water in plastic bottles can contain toxins and bacteria.
Tap water is more strictly regulated for purity than bottled water!
22 billion plastic water bottles are thrown out every year.
26 million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year.
450 years is the time it takes for a plastic bottle to decompose.
Crazy isn't it!