Waste and Pollution
340 billion bottles and cans are not recycled every year worldwide.
Although recycling rates grow from year to year, Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles collected in Europe is only 48.4%. While, the EU target rate for overall plastics recovery is only 22.5%! This means that more than half of the carbonated PET bottled drinks end up in landfills.
Recycling figures are declining. In 2006, two out of every three bottles and cans sold in United States were not recycled. This 34% overall recycling rate is down from the overall rate of 41% in 2000, and down twenty percentage points from the all-time high of 54% in 1992**.
*According to petcore
**Container Recycling Organization
SodaStream-Better than recycling
Precycling is the practice of reducing waste by reducing the usage of products that generate waste. It is an emphasis on reducing and reusing. With SodaStream you can reduce your plastic consumption.
Less packaging waste from cans and bottles.Less pollution caused by transport of bottled beverages.
SodaStream provides the sollution
How Does SodaStream Help the Environment?
SodaStream is an "Active Green" company. Our solution when used by consumers is actively saving CO2 footprint. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves. This differs from "Passive Green" brands, which use green-friendly production processes, but their products are not inherently helping the consumers save on their daily footprint.
Because SodaStream uses water straight from the tap, the system makes traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means, less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste and less transport of bottled beverages.
Globally, 206 billion liters of bottled water were consumed in 2008 (Zenith International Global Bottled Water Report, 2008). The energy required to make water bottles in the US only, is equivalent to 17 million barrels of oil (Container Recycling Institute, 2002).
According to the US Recycling Institute, more than 80% of bottles in the US do not get recycled and end up in landfills. Also, an estimated 4.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were produced in the process of replacing the 134 billion bottles and cans not recycled in 2005.