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Bottled Water Consumption

Do you know how much bottled water Americans consume annually? Do you know how much money is wasted on bottled water? Do you know how many plastic water bottles get thrown in the trash everyday? Read more…

Your Tap Water

Contrary to the abundant marketing messages, tap water is potentially more healthful than bottled water because it is more highly regulated and monitored for quality than bottled water. Tap water is closely regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act of 1977. Bottled water is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not subject to all the same testing requirements. Read more…

Reusable Bottle Options

Understanding all the options can be daunting. How do you decide which type of reusable bottle to buy? Here’s a primer on reusable bottles that outlines the pros and cons of each type of material and explains why Back2Tap chose to offer only stainless steel bottles. Read more…

Reusable Bottle Comparison Table

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Your Health

Your reusable bottle choice comes down to personal philosophy: how much risk and what types of risk are acceptable to you? If experts don't agree, do you need proof that something is safe before you use it (this is the precautionary approach), or do you need proof that something is unhealthy before you decide to avoid it? Read more…

Disposable Plastic Bags

500 Billion. This is the number of plastic bags that are consumed worldwide each year. Less than 1% of these bags are recycled, and it costs more to recycle a bag than to produce a new one. Plastic bags account for 10% of the debris washed up on the U.S. coastline. Read more…

Global Water Crisis

In many parts of the world, the lack of clean water is a devastating problem. About 4,000 children die every day, one every 8 seconds, because of the effects of unclean water. That means that at least 2 million people, mostly children, die every year from water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, hepatitis and malaria. In most cases, these diseases would be preventable by having access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation. Read more… Click to get all the facts in a PDF File