Animating Water Bottle Recycling Rates

Here's a neat animation of water bottle recycling rates.

...bottled water (in all its flavors) has become one of the most consumed, yet least recycled beverages. For example, it is estimated that in 2005 alone approximately 30 billion plastic water bottles were purchased, with only about 12% recycled (in part due to out-dated deposit laws). The remaining 25 billion bottles were either landfilled, littered or incinerated. Obviously that's a lot of bottles, but statistics involving "billions of bottles per year" can be difficult to put into perspective.

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Kiteman9 years ago
There's a low-res version on YouTube:

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Goodhart9 years ago
I know all the ones my wife and I use go back to the's not only a good idea, its the law.... :-)