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Thoughtful Thursday: Ditching Plastic Bottles

Published May 01, 2014

It is the 10th day of our 48 Days of Blue initiative!

We are overwhelmed and excited to share that, in a few short days, we've reached almost 900,000 people online together! In the days and weeks leading up to World Oceans Day (June 8), we'll be drilling down on each of our 48 Days of Blue pledges and sharing the conservation potential that exists with each.

This week's focus is on reusable vs. plastic bottle use!

Did you know? A mass of plastic trash circulating in the North Pacific, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, spans an area twice the size of the United States.

Americans buy approximately 29 billion plastic water bottles every year.

By pledging to swap single-use with a reusable bottles, you can save an average of 168 plastic bottles (and up to $250) a year!

reusable water bottle conservation

Want to help make our blue planet a better place? Head over to 48daysofblue.com and join others in pledging to use a reusable water bottle!

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