THE FACTS: Nearly 80 percent of plastic water bottles simply become litter in a landfill, creating 2 million tons of plastic bottle waste every year. The energy we waste bottling water would be enough to power 190,000 homes. Food & Water Watch reported that more than half of bottled water comes from the tap. Bottled water is no safer than tap water. In fact, 22 percent of bottled brands tested contained chemicals at levels above state health limits in at least one sample. It takes three times more water to produce a plastic water bottle than it does to fill one. The amount of oil used to make a year's worth of bottles could fill one million cars for a year. Only one in five plastic bottles are recycled. The bottled water industry made $13 billion in 2014, but it would only cost $10 billion to provide clean water to everyone in the world.