Environmental Benefits of Soda Fountains
No more soda bottles or cans! Instead of hauling soda cans and bottles every week to your home, you can enjoy several months of fountain soda without polluting the environment with plastic bottles and aluminum cans.
Our soda fountain systems use regular tap water, making traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste is created, and fewer bottled beverages must be transported from manufacturers to distributors to stores to homes.
According to the US Recycling Institute, more than 80% of bottles in the US do not get recycled and end up in landfills. Also, an estimated 4.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were produced in the process of replacing the 134 billion bottles and cans not recycled in 2005.
Did You Know?
"The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also described as the Pacific Trash Vortex, is a gyre of marine litter in the central North Pacific Ocean located roughly between 135° to 155°W and 35°N to 42°N. The patch extends over an indeterminate area, with estimates ranging very widely depending on the degree of plastic concentration used to define the affected area.
Although many media and advocacy reports have suggested the patch extends over an area larger than the continental U.S, recent research sponsored by the National Science Foundation suggests the affected area may be twice the size of Texas, while a recent study concluded that the patch might be smaller. Recent data collected from Pacific albatross populations suggest there may be two distinct zones of concentrated debris in the Pacific.
The Patch is characterized by exceptionally high concentrations of pelagic plastics, chemical sludge, and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre."
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The Bottom Line
Using your own Home Soda Fountain System means:
- Less packaging waste from cans and bottles.
- Less pollution caused by transport of bottled beverages.
Save The Environment While Saving Money
Some people will say that the environmental benefits are reason enough to own a soda fountain. Those still on the fence may find this cost analysis breakdown useful:
5 gallon Bag-in-Box syrup = 30 gallons of soda
30 gallons = 384 10oz glasses (including ice)
Your Cost = 16¢ per glass