The 8 x 8 Rule
Most health experts agree to the ‘8 x 8’ rule which states you should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day.
Let’s Convert That To Bottles
But, we want to talk in terms of bottles right? Well, the typical size bottle you find in the large cases of bottled water is 16.9 fluid ounces. That’s roughly 4 bottles per day per person.
How much does that weigh? Well, if you need to haul your daily water allowance around in your backpack, you’re looking at lugging around an extra four pounds.
Don’t forget your spouse and kids daily rations.
Unless you’re the only one with ‘bottle privileges’ and everyone else is relegated to tap water, we have to account for the rest of they family. In this exercise, we’ll calculate for a family of four. That comes out to sixteen bottles per day.
If you prefer your water cold and take the time to stock your fridge every day, that adds up to 0.7 square feet of space in your refrigerator. But, if you’re like us and want to stock several days at a time, that space starts to add up – especially when compared to one of our bottle-free systems that can provide unlimited, ‘better than bottled’ quality water.
Here’s What Your Weekly Water Bottle Traffic Looks Like
Assuming you only want to go shopping for water bottles once per week, you’re going to need to purchase, transport, and store three ’40-bricks’. To be precise, that’s 112 bottles.
As with all things in life, you could go with the cheapest option and spend less. But, there are certain items in life that significantly impact your health and quality of life.
Three things with the greatest potential impact on your quality of life.
|The air you breathe.||Approx. every 5 seconds|
|The bed you sleep on.||The average person spends 33 years of their life in bed.|
|The water you drink.||Over 23 thousand gallons during your lifetime.|
If water quality is a priority for you, and you spend accordingly, you should be buying the pH-balanced mineral-enriched water your body craves, here’s a price comparison chart of what you’re looking to spend every week.
How Many Bottles Will Your Family Require For The Year?
And at last, we come to our answer. When you see it, you’ll understand why we have a plastic waste problem, and wonder why it was the plastic shopping bags they banned. Just one family of four requires 5,824 bottles of water per year.