Did you know Americans use 2.5
MILLION plastic cups and bottles every HOUR?? And
over 60 MILLION of these end up in US landfills every
DAY?? This means that a staggering 22 BILLION plastic
cups and bottles end up in US landfills every year!!
What about recycling you ask?? Today, Americans generate
10.5 million tons of plastic
waste a year but recycle only 1 or 2% of it. An
estimated 14 BILLION pounds of trash, much of it
plastic, is dumped in the world's oceans every year.
This plastic garbage in the ocean kills as many as 1
million sea creatures every year!
And guess what, nearly every piece of plastic EVER made
still exists today.
Plastics are not just bad with regard
to trash waste. It wastes a hugely unacceptable amount
of resources to produce plastic in this amount. Plastic
cups and bottles are made from petroleum, a
non-renewable resource, and require constant
transportation that emits never-ending green house
How can it get any worse?! Well it does! Plastic isn't
healthy for us to use either!
All plastic cups, bottles and straws, especially those not meant
for reuse, break down with repeated uses, washings, and with
heat and time, releasing chemicals into your body.
Plastics made from polycarbonate resin can leach bisphenol-A (BPA),
which is a strong
endocrine disrupter (this means it messes with your hormone
levels). Studies suggest that
BPA may negatively affect reproductive organs, such as the
breasts and prostate.
Glass is not only BPA-free, but phthalate, PVC, latex and lead
free as well...get the point? NO leaching of anything into your
drink!!! Acidic drinks especially are known to cause leaching of
plastic components into your drink, which go into YOU. This may
be just the tip of the iceberg, as there is much unknown about
the effect of excessive plastic use on our bodies! We have been
volunteered for one big experiment with our excessive use of
unnatural plastics, the outcome of which we can only guess.
This situation is not hopeless. We all have a choice. And the
choice you make directly effects your own health as well as the
health of our planet.
Since our glass cups and straws don't leach ANY TOXINS into your
liquid as you drink, choosing them over plastic immediately and
positively increases your chances of better health. And each
time you use them, one less plastic cup and straw end up in your
landfill. Eventually this replaces thousands of plastic cups and
straws! If just 1000 people use a reusable cup such as ours, we
reduce our plastic cup and bottle consumption by 365,000 a year!
That's a big difference! It's time to start now.
Join us in this simple yet significant solution to reducing
waste on our planet and reducing chemicals we ingest!