It takes about 3oz of oil to create a water bottle, and amazingly 3 times more water than it takes to fill the bottle.
For perspective, assuming the 3 ounces is correct, to make 29 billion plastic water bottles each year (count from National Geographic) requires not quite 17 million barrels of oil per year. That’s less than one day of oil consumption in the US; 4 hours of consumption in the world, for an entire year’s supply of bottles in the US.
Not trying to diminish the problem of plastic bottles but rather trying to indicate that it’s not a significant part of the oil supply problem.
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