Reduce, Reuse, Refill

 

Reduce 

Reduce the transport of bottled water and the amount of plastic. Fuel for transport contributes to global warming—in the U.S. alone, 1 billion bottles of water are moved weekly by ships, trains, and trucks. Most of those 1 billion bottles are thrown away into land fills or into the  ocean and another 1 billion need to be made to sustain the US’s thirst for throw away able bottles. 

Buying purified drinking water produced locally reduces the amount of green house gases produced with long term fuel transport and plastic bottle production.

Reuse

Recycled plastic has created a thriving new industry of everything from polar fleece to durable white picket fences. It's great when waste can be turned into something beneficial. Even better is when we can avoid creating unnecessary waste by simply reusing bottles— which is our favorite method at WSS!

Don't contribute to the 170,000 plastic bottles thrown out everyday in Tucson alone, reuse your bottles! 

Refill

Refill your water bottle. A good quality drinking bottle is a pleasure to use and keeps water tasting good. WSS encourage's the use of re-usable polycarbonate bottles, BPA-Free bottles or glass bottles. 

We minimize the hassle of refilling with our drive thrus and maximize the the environmental responsibility by allowing our customers to pick up their water on their daily routs, no big trucks, no waist

The Dirty Secret

Bottling companies pump up to 500 gallons per minute, out of wells that run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The problem is that local aquifers become drained form water being bottled and sent away. Thus depleting local resources, using energy for transport and contributing to pollution in the process. 

At WSS, the water we are purifying is designated for local consumption. By utilizing local resources, we are not negatively impacting the aquifer of communities outside of Tucson (such as Fiji, where half their people go with out reliably safe water while a huge water plant pumps our a million bottles a day, or California where Nestle has a plant in the midst of a drought). Most of our customers include us as part of their daily errands—so we are not contributing the the transport issues.

In buying locally, your money contributes to our economy, strengthens the community and adds to Tucson's overall sustainability.

Go green - bottle locally, reuse your bottle, shop at Water Street Stations.

THE STORY OF STUFF

This counter represents the number of beverage cans and bottles that have been landfilled, littered and incinerated in the US so far this year.

LOCAL PLASTIC BOTTLE WASTE

Cheap plastic bottles have a limited value—the end result is that they often wind up in garbage dumps. In Tucson alone, 170,000 water bottles are going to landfill everyday. Nationally, the number is in the billions.

According to the Container Recycling Institute approximately 24 million barrels of crude oil equivalent were consumed in 2007 to replace the 2.5 million tons of PET bottles that were wasted instead of recycled.

RESOURCE

Sustainable Tucson 

Water Planet: Leonardo Di Caprio has a short film he created on water issues called "Water Planet"

Ryan's Well Foundation: When Ryan heard about water shortages in Africa, he responded by collecting money for a ground well to be installed. This simple response has grown into what is now known as Ryan's Well Foundation. Ryan's Foundation has put hundreds of wells around the world, giving people access to clean water as a result of the kindness of others.  visit: www.ryanswell.ca

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