Plastic Bottles

Is it finally time to recycle?

Drinking water after a game is a good thing to keep hydrated, much better than sugar loaded sports drinks. But does that water have to be in a plastic bottle that gets thrown away each week? Why not purchase an aluminum bottle, a reusable plastic bottle, or a thermos you can reuse over and over again.

What’s the big deal, you ask? It’s just a couple of bottles. Well, scroll down and make up your own mind.

ONE GAME
ONE UNDER-10 BOY
JUST DRINKING 1 PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE PER GAME
1 bottle
ONE GAME
ONE UNDER-10 BOY AND HIS TEAMMATES
JUST DRINKING 1 PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE PER GAME
10 bottles
ONE GAME
ONE UNDER-10 BOY AND HIS TEAMMATES
EACH WITH ONE PARENT… CHEERING LIKE CRAZY
JUST DRINKING 1 PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE PER GAME
20 bottles A 10 GAME SEASON
ONE UNDER-10 TEAM,
EACH WITH ONE PARENT… CHEERING LIKE CRAZY
JUST DRINKING 1 PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE PER GAME
200 bottles A 10 GAME SEASON
ALL THE TEAMS IN UNDER-10 BOYS,
EACH WITH ONE PARENT… CHEERING LIKE CRAZY
JUST DRINKING 1 PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE PER GAME
6800 bottles

 

WOW..THAT’S A LOT OF TRASH!

This equals 6,800 plastic water bottles thrown away in one year, filling up our landfills, and polluting the earth.

Now the amazing thing is this picture above is showing ONLY 34 TEAMS, assuming each player and ONLY one parent, drinks ONLY one bottle per game.

We have OVER 350 TEAMS! Meaning we could possibly throw away anywhere between 40,000 and 85,000 bottles out every year.

That could easily cover both large Sports Complex soccer fields two or three times over.

Something to think about…