Here are just a few reasons why you should be concerned about bottled water waste.
  • It takes an estimated three litres of water to produce one litre of bottled water.1
  • Worldwide, an estimated 2.4 million metric tonnes of plastic are used to bottle water each year.2
  • One Brita® pitcher filter can effectively replace as many as 300 standard (500 mL) bottles. So you can get great-tasting water without so much waste. Talk about refreshing.

A Brita® pitcher system filters 908 litres of water over one year. To put this in perspective, to get the same amount of water from bottled water you would have to purchase 1,816 (500 mL) water bottles a year.3


  1. "Bottled Water and Energy: A Pacific Institute Fact Sheet". Pacific Institute, 2006.
  2. Arnold, Emily, and Janet Larsen. "Bottled Water: Pouring Resources Down the Drain." Feb. 2, 2006 © Earth Policy Institute. Feb. 2006.
  3. "Households and the Environment 2007". page 22. Health Canada, Environmental and Workplace Health. © Statistics Canada, 2009.
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