Ecology

Some Facts On How SodaStream Helps The Planet:

 

1. An average US family of 4 can save over 2,000 bottles and cans a year by switching to SodaStream. 1
2. SodaStream Cola reduces the carbon footprint by more than 70% vs. competitive store-bought cola. 2
The Carbon Trust has certified the carbon footprint of SodaStream cola and diet cola flavours with Fizz soda maker in March 2012.
3. Recycling is not the solution: Using a 100% recycled PET bottle only reduces the life cycle carbon footprint of packaged soda by 20% compared to SodaStream carbon footprint reduction of 50%-80%.2


Did You Know?

 

1. Approximately 629 billion beverage cans and bottles are manufactured worldwide each year. 1
2. Only 30% of plastic bottles are recycled in the US. 3
3. Every day, nearly 1 billion bottles and cans end up in parks, rivers, oceans and landfills worldwide. 1
4. It takes an average of 450 Years for a plastic bottle to decompose. 6
5. Plastic waste created the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is twice the size of Texas. 4,5
6. Scientists have documented the impact of marine plastic pollution on 663 different marine species, including all known species of sea turtles, half of all species of marine mammals, and one-fifth of all species of seabirds. 4,5


Sources:

 

1. Euromonitor International Limited; USA & Global Soft Drinks Metal and Plastic Packaging, total unit volume in 2011
2. The Carbon Trust
3. National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) 2011 study (published in January 2013) http://www.napcor.com/pdf/NAPCOR_2011RateReport.pdf
4. 5gyres - For more information visit http://5gyres.org/
5. The Telegraph (online), Environment, 09 May, 2012. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/9253665/Great-Pacific-Garbage-Patch-has-increased-100-fold-since-the-1970s.html
6. Emily Arnold and Janet Larsen. "Bottled Water: Pouring Resources Down the Drain". 2006 Earth Policy Institute, Feb, 2006