As the founder of Ditch Bottled Water I was so disappointed in the number of empty water bottles I was seeing being left in the most amazing places during my travels. From the Andes in Sth America to the lake sides in New Zealand they were just everywhere. I started to do a bit of research on impact to the earth. I have to say I was shocked. I was also blown away by the amount of money that the western world was spending on a resource that we basically get for free from a tap.
Here in Australia we have some of the best tap water in the world yet we are spending millions of dollars per year on bottled water. It just seemed insane. So I thought it was time to try and do something about it. We won't change the world over night but if we can raise the awareness and raise a few dollars for a good cause along the way it will be worth it.
Please get involved and help us help the earth and a person that needs clean drinking water.
get involved and help clean up the earth and provide clean drinking water to someone in need
Ditch Bottled Water aims to raise money and promote awareness in support of world-wide water campaigns. Our first priority is to “ditch bottled water”, one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges.
We are launching Ditch Bottled Water with a campaign month, asking people to not purchase bottled water for just one month.
We all like a challenge and the best way to challenge people is by asking them to make a commitment. In this case the commitment will be to ditch bottled water for one month and donate what you would have saved to our preferred charity.
If the average spend on bottled water is $2:50 per day – that’s $75.00 per month or $900 a year. If we can get just 1000 people to donate the cost of one bottle of water per week for 1 month we will raise $10,000.
This is a big ask but we believe a very realistic target given the amount of bottle water consumed every day.
Would you buy petrol if it was $2.80 per litre?
Buy a reusable BPA free bottle and fill up at home
Bottle water costs 2000 times more than tap water
The bottled water industry is worth over $100 billion USD per annum.
40% of all bottled water comes from taps
Australia’s annual use of bottled water generates more that 60,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas. The same amount as 13,000 cars over a year.
80% of all bottled water ends up in land fill
It takes more than 30 million barrels of oil a year to make the plastic for the world’s bottled water.
Discarded drink bottles account for 38 per cent of the total rubbish volume.
The average cost of a litre of tap water in Australia .001¢
The average cost of a litre of bottled water in Australia is $2.83. Twice the cost of a litre of fuel
To spend $2.83 on water from the tap you would need to run the tap for approximately 5 hours. Thats equal to 50 showers or 40 loads of washing.