At home it might seem so obvious to grab a glass of water from the tap and then pop that glass in the dish washer without needing to worry about it. But what happens when you suddenly need to buy a bottle of water every time you get thirsty?
To begin with you might not think too much about it, but suddenly you have five empty bottles spread around your room and you have to wonder “How did it end up like this? Where do all these bottles come from?” Of course, we go and recycle them, but that doesn’t change the fact they have to be produced and therefore leave a carbon footprint.
As ecotourism grows bigger and bigger, more and more people are becoming aware of how to minimize our carbon footprint, and one of the easiest ways of doing this is to get your own reusable water bottle for your stay at Evolution. It’s a lot more durable and we have a wide selection of different sizes, colours, shapes and feature. On top of that a lot of hotels and restaurants have started allowing guests to use refillable water bottles, so you can make use of your bottle elsewhere on your travels.
At Evolution, we save an estimated of 18,000 bottles every year by using reusable water containers in our rooms, so imagine how many bottles we would save if everyone had their own reusable bottle!
With the world already producing more than 300 million tons of plastic every year, and plastic stands for 10% of all generated waste, we really do not need to produce more, especially since 8 million tons of that ends up in the oceans every year. The average American uses 167 plastic bottles per year; imagine replacing those 167 bottles with just one bottle, and doing it for everyone!
So let’s all put a tiny effort in and help Mother Nature get waste-free, get your own reusable bottle and bring it along!
Check out just some of Evolution’s efforts to help the environment here.