We need to reuse more items to help out the Earth!
The next time you pull a plastic water bottle out of the refrigerator, imagine it is three-fourths full of water and one-fourth full of petroleum -- that's how much petroleum it takes to make that water bottle. Every year manufacturers use 17 million barrels of crude oil to make the 29 billion single-use plastic water bottles Americans drink. If everyone in the U.S. switched over to using a reusable drinking container for one year, that would save enough crude oil to power a million cars for a year. Another way of looking at that plastic bottle in your hands is in terms of energy: For every plastic bottle you don't use, you save more energy than it takes to power a 60-watt light bulb for six hours.