Every liter sold actually represents three liters of water because manufacturing the PET plastic uses two times the amount of water that each bottle will hold. Transporting it to the user, who could be on another continent, cooling it in grocery stores and home refrigerators, and recovering, recycling or discarding the empty bottles uses even more energy. The Pacific Institute estimates that "the total amount of energy embedded in our use of bottled water can be as high as the equivalent of filling a plastic bottle one quarter full with oil." Every ton of PET plastic produced releases around three tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
The bottled water industry added more than 2.7 million tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere in 2008, if the Pacific Institute's numbers are accurate; and even more in 2009 considering the growth of the industry. At the end of the chain is disposal of the bottles (only 15 percent of which are recycled), which also consumes both energy and water. A large portion of the remaining 85 percent sadly winds up in landfills.
Why should I buy a GoodLife bottle?GoodLife contemporary drinkware products are made responsibly with highest quality materials available for you and your family.
We utilize high-grade 18/304 food-grade stainless steel and 100% BPA free plastic to manufacture our products. Our goal is to provide a durable, quality product which is safe for both you & your family, but also our Earths precious eco-system. Our bottles are 100% recyclable too!
18/304 stainless steel, also referred to as 18/8, is a high grade steel which makes up over 70% of the steel industry. 18/304 stainless steel is used across the cookware, food & distillery industries because of it's strong resistance to rust, corrosion & high temperatures. Our stainless steel is certified, food grade material and meets all U.S. safety standards. In addition to our in-process control during manufacture, all stainless steel must meet specifications developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) with regard to mechanical properties such as toughness and corrosion resistance. Additionally, our quality 18/304 stainless steel is not coated with any liners or chemical sprays. No leaching toxins or BPA's, just natural freshness in every sip!