More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped in our oceans every year.
In recent years there has been an incredible rise in the use of plastics, and nearly 300 million tons of plastics are now produced every year.
According to the Container Recycling Institute, 100.7 billion plastic beverage bottles were sold in the U.S. in 2014, or 315 bottles per person.
57% of those units were plastic water bottles: 57.3 billion sold in 2014. This is up from 3.8 billion plastic water bottles sold in 1996, the earliest year for available data.
The process of producing bottled water requires around 6 times as much water per bottle as there is in the container.
14% of all litter comes from beverage containers. When caps and labels are considered, the number is higher.
We only have one planet earth and need to do everything in our power to further prevent the irreparable damage that pollution is causing to our only home. Therefore, Shakti has partnered with S’Well to create a one of a kind reusable water bottle that will help prevent the waste of plastic. Each S’Well water bottle will cost $49.99.
25 percent of each sale will then be donated to the Oceanic Society whose mission is to conserve marine wildlife and habitats by deepening the connections between people and nature.
Get yours today!