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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Plastic Problems Causes Effects About 18.8 billion plastic water bottles end up in a landfill each year in the U.S. From 2012 to 2014 plastic water bottle sales have doubled from 15 billion bottles to 29.8 billion. Americans drink about 30 gallons of bottled water per year. Animals are harmed by thenon-recycled bottles because they could ingest the waste. America is the #1 consumer of plastic water bottles in the world. 22% of our waters tested are contaminated due to plasticwater bottles polluting them. Plastic bottles can take 1000 years to degrade in a landfill. Recycled bottles are being re-used right away. Recycling plastic water bottles is necessary to help save our country from greater recycling issues. Didier, Suzanna. "Water Bottle Pollution Facts." SF Gate. SF Gate, 2012. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. <>. Ellsbury, Hannah. "Plastic Water Bottles Impose Health and Environmental Risks." Ban the Bottle. Ban the Bottle, 23 Aug. 2012. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. <>. James, Doug L. "Bottled Water." Container Recycling Institute (CRI). Doug L. James, 2010. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. <>. Llanos, Miguel. "Plastic Bottles Pile up as Mountains of Waste." NCB News. NBC News, 3 Mar. 2011. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. <>.
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