We all use them. Single-use plastic bottles are readily available and inexpensive to buy, so it's easy to see why so many people drink water from them all the time. In fact, the entire world goes through about a million (yes, that's one million) plastic bottles a minute, with only less than 9% of them finding their way into recycling bins after use. It's estimated that about half a trillion plastic bottles will be sold around the world by the year 2020.
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Meanwhile, the end result of all this inexpensive convenience is a floating island of plastic in the Pacific Ocean that's estimated to be three times the size of France. Clearly, drinking bottled water is a nasty habit that has to stop, so why not break the cycle and get a reusable water bottle instead. Read more...More about Plastic Waste, Mashable Shopping, Reusable, Water Bottles, and Lifestyle