Pachamama | Giving back to Earth
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GIVING BACK TO EARTH

What is the simple way that we can give back to the Earth, to our Pachamama?

 

Each one of us is a vital part of Pachamama. We all need to drink water to survive, but the planet doesn’t need any more plastic bottles. It takes 450 to 1,000 years for a plastic bottle to completely biodegrade.

 

The world produces 275 million tons of plastic waste every year, with much of that from plastic packaging.
In Bali alone that is closer to our hearts, more than 1 million plastic bottles are sold every day, which is a major factor in the problem of plastic waste in Indonesia.

 

The problem is worsened by the population’s tendency to discard plastic in the country’s streets, fields and rivers instead of in the trash can. Plastic bottles are non-biodegradable, can leach toxic chemicals when handled improperly and damage the ecosystem. Many get burned on the side of the road, while a smaller number are recycled, which also brings a cost, environmentally and energy wise. Water bottles cannot ever be recycled into water bottles, only into pallets, clothing or similar.

So the best is not to use them at all.

 

As part of our commitment to our amazing Planet Earth, 2% of our annual sales is donated to educational programs in schools in Bali to raise awareness of plastic pollution and its prevention, and its waste removal. This year we will also start an educational program in schools in Ibiza.

 

Since 2015 we are collaborating with Balinese environmental artist activist Made Bayak, who holds Plasticology (plastic + ecology) trash-art workshops at local schools in Bali. His environmental activism will do much to inspire the next generation of Balinese to start thinking sustainably.

Pachamama water bottles are awarded to children who create the best Plasticology trash art!

 

 

Other important facts about our stainless steel bottles:

 

  • All Pachamama bottles are manufactured using the Food Grade 304, 18/8 stainless steel materials that are BPA-free and don’t retain or impart flavors.

 

  • Most drinking bottles are made from polycarbonate plastic bottles or aluminium bottles lined with plastic resin or epoxy. Stainless steel bottles are kinder to your body and to the environment.

 

 

Bottled water waste facts:

 

  • 90% of the cost of bottled water is due to the packaging, not the water quality.

 

  • Most of the bottled water you buy is just glorified tap water. There are a few brands whose water really comes from springs and mountain streams, but mostare simply tap water that’s been purified.

 

  • There are chemicals in plastic bottles, such as BPA and phthalates, which can seep into the water and be harmful to your health.

 

  • It takes 1 PET plastic bottle 700 years to start decomposing. Bacteria, which usually help in breaking down organic materials, do not like petroleum-based plastics. Technically, they can last forever.

 

  • An estimated 1,500 plastic bottles end up as waste in land fills or are thrown into the ocean every second.

 

  • Dr. Michael Warhurst, Friends of the Earth’s senior waste campaigner, said: “It [plastic bottles] is another product we do not need. Bottled water companies are wasting resources and exacerbating climate change. Transport is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions, and transporting water adds to that. We could help reduce these damaging effects if we all simply drank water straight from the tap.”