Environment

Environment_Pollution

The devastating effect that plastic bottle pollution is having on our environment

At ProAcqua we’re committed to helping stop the devastating effect plastic water bottles are having on our environment.

Did you know that every year in Australia, an estimated 370 million plastic water bottles end up in landfill? Or that discarded plastic drink bottles account for 38% of Australia’s total rubbish volume?

ProAcqua offers an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic bottled water. All our Water Refill Stations (WRSs) are strictly BYO bottle. You can use your own or buy one of ProAcqua’s 500ml, BPA-free stainless steel water bottles. Check them out in our online store – they keep your water chilled for up to 24 hours!

When you drink from a ProAcqua WRS, you’re helping to save our environment because:

  • Plastic Bottle Polution

    The devastating effects of plastic bottle pollution.

    Plastic water bottles are a major contributor to landfill with 370 million bottles going to waste every year.

  •   The properties of the plastic mean disposable water bottles will take over 400 years to break down.
  •   Many of the plastic water bottles that don’t go into landfill end up polluting our oceans and waterways, putting precious marine life at risk.
  •   Australia’s use of bottled water generates 60,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year through the bottles’ production, transportation and refrigeration processes.

To read more about the harmful effects plastic water bottles have on our environment, visit these websites:

www.dosomething.net.au

www.twohandsproject.org

www.cleanup.org.au

To view the devastating effects plastic is having on our environment, watch this video.

Midway Island – Unbelievable video about albatross on Midway Island and the plastic we consume

This video is about an island in the ocean 2000km from any other coast line. Nobody lives there, only birds and yet, you will not believe your eyes! This film should be seen by the entire world, please say no to single use plastic. Unbelievable – just look at the consequences!

View the Midway Island Video.