Long term health risks and huge byproduct waste from PET bottled water

Published: 15 February 2006
Category: PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS

This article from The New York Times (2/15/2006) reports on Americans’ unquenchable thirst for bottled water since the mid 1970’s and the “huge amount of byproduct associated with bottled water.” Unfortunately there are enduring problems with these growth rates, as the Container Recycling Institute reports that 90 percent of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) water bottles end up in landfills at a rate of 30 million per day and industry experts continue to raise concerns about polyethylene terephthalate’s “long-term health risks.”

Americans’ Unquenchable Thirst for Bottled Water