A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2021, creating an environmental crisis serious as climate change.
The demand, equivalent to about 20,000 bottles being bought every second, More than 480billion plastic drinking bottles were sold in 2016 across the world, up from about 300billion a decade ago. If placed end to end, they would extend more than halfway to the sun.
By 2021 this will increase to 583.3bn, according to the most up-to-date estimates from Euromonitor International’s global packaging trends report. (Info from the guardian) This is why it is important to bring your own bottle and recharge it everywhere.