Americans buy a staggering amount of bottled water every year. Not only does that bottled water consumption add to a wasteful water footprint—the average U.S. consumer uses as much as 1,320 gallons per day—but it’s also the source of tons of landfill trash. Buying bottled water isn’t economically sound either. Even though half of most bottled waters come from the tap, some water brands charge up to 500 times more than the cost of tap. Wheels for Wishes put together an infographic to examine the many reasons why Americans need to reduce their bottled water footprint.

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