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Go plastic-free to save the earth

Julio Alberto Cruz

June 7, 2010

It takes 1.5 million barrels of oil – enough to fuel 100,000 cars for a year – to make plastic bottles and an estimated 38 billion water bottles end up in landfills each year, taking an average of 700 years before they begin decomposing, according to Earth Policy Institute. If your plastic bottle has a number 1, 3 or 7 inside the recycl...

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