Senninger's New Water Bottle Replacement System

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Senninger is pleased to announce a water bottle replacement system.  The new water bottle filling station encourages reusable bottles versus plastic single use. 

We estimate the plastic water bottle savings to be over 17,000 bottles per year.  This saves plastic bottles that might reach landfills from any who did not recycle.  This also saves labor of those making the trips to pick up the bottles, stock the production area freezers, and handle the recycled bottles.  Additionally, this saves energy of the fuel used to drive and pick up the bottles as well as the electricity required for powering the production area freezers. 

Other significant benefits:

Environmental Savings

“Plastic bottles can take 450 years or more to break down and decompose. Some estimates push that number closer to 1,000 years.” [1]

“Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and (jeopardizing) oceans, coastlines and other environments.” [3]

Health Benefits

“93% of bottled water contains microplastics.” [2]

“Eleven globally sourced brands of bottled water, purchased in 19 locations in 9 different countries, were tested for microplastic contamination using Nile Red tagging. Of the 259 total bottles processed, 93% showed some sign of microplastic contamination.” [4]

“There is no real scientific proof that bottled water is healthier than tap water.” [2]

Energy Savings

“Bottled water is almost 2,000 times more energy intensive to produce than tap water.” [1]

“America uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually to produce water bottles, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year (not including oil used for transportation).” [2]

Water Savings

“It takes three times the water to make the bottle as it does to fill it.” [1]

“It takes 3L of water to produce a 0.5L bottle of water.” [2]

Money Savings

“One gallon of bottled water costs approximately 2,000 times more than the cost of a gallon of tap water.” [1]

SOURCES
[1] 10 Outrageous new facts about bottled water we need to take seriously. (2018, April). Water Docs. Retrieved from https://www.waterdocs.ca/water-talk/2018/4/7/facts-about-bottled-water

[2] Bensadoun, Yohann. (2018, March). 10 Things you didn’t know about bottled water in the US. Tapp Water. Retrieved from https://tappwater.co/us/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-bottled-water-2/

[3] A million bottles a minute: world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change.’ (2019). The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/28/a-million-a-minute-w...

[4] Mason, Sherri A.; Welch, Victoria G.; Neratko, Joseph. (2018, Sept). Synthetic Polymer Contamination in Bottled Water, NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS). DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2018.00407. Frontiers in Chemistry. Volume: 6 Pages: 407, Retrieved from http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018FrCh....6..407M

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