TapOut! #BanTheBottle at Gunn High School
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Take the oath to save the environment and use your reusable water bottle!
TapOut is a movement to reduce plastic waste and preserve our environment by promoting the use of reusable water bottles. Plastic water bottles wreck havoc on our world, so why do we keep buying them? Be the person to finally say no to plastic bottles: take the #TapOut oath to use your own reusable water bottle instead!
Plastic water bottles destroy everything from our environment to our economy to our own health:
It takes 3x the water to make the bottle as it does to fill it
- 40% of all bottled water is tap water, including Aquafina and Dasani
- Big water bottle corporations, like Nestle, take water from reserves in rural towns without permits, depriving our ecosystems of water, and sell the water elsewhere
- 60% of litter in Santa Clara county creeks is a form of plastic
- In the Great Pacific Ocean Gyre there is 6 times more plastic than plankton, which the main food for many ocean animals
- By 2050, an estimated 99% of sea birds will have ingested plastic into their digestive systems
- 17 million barrels of oil are used to make plastic water bottles every year-- this is enough to fuel 1.3 million cars. And that’s not even including the oil used for transportation. All this burned fossil fuel fills our atmosphere with CO2, increasing global warming ten-fold
A Senior water scientist at Nasa has warned that “the water table is dropping all over the world. There’s not an infinite supply of water."
- Plastic bottles are sold at an average 4000% markup. A $2 water bottle costs the manufacturer only about 5 cents to make
- Antimony, a chemical element used in batteries, has been found in PET plastic bottles. In small doses it can cause dizziness and depression; in larger doses it can cause nausea, vomiting and death
It takes up to 1000 years for a plastic water bottle to biodegrade. It only takes 20 seconds to refill your reusable water bottle at a water filling station!!
We hope to eliminate the sale of all plastic water bottles on Gunn campus, and replace them with affordable reusables. By signing this petition, you are helping Gunn create a more sustainable atmosphere and reduce our carbon footprint in the community. Say no to plastic!
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