Every year, plastic bottles are filled with 23.5 billion gallons of water. In the United States alone, there are 1,500 plastic bottles used per second! 80% of them are not recycled. Besides taking up space in landfills, plastic bottles are detrimental to our environment in another way: They are made from petroleum. More and more of our world's beautiful natural landscapes are being destroyed and polluted by drilling and fracking. Transporting bottled water over oceans and continents by planes, ships, trains, and trucks consumes vast amounts of energy and burdens our environment. Start with a small contribution to save the environment by using refillable glass bottles like the VitaJuwel ViA . Also keep in mind: When you drink VitaJuwel GemWater, you're saving money by not buying bottled water and doing your part to save our environment.