According to the Container Recycling Institute 2013 data, Americans bought an estimated 42.6 billion plastic water bottles in sizes of one gallon or less in 2010. 72% of those bottles ended up in a landfill or incinerator, while hundreds of millions ended up as litter in our waterways.
Here is a good overview article about bottled water, including:
- Treatment and purification types
- Bottle reuse
- Testing regulations
Bottom line, avoid using plastic water bottles in the first place!
Read the full article at: https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2017/sep/18/bottled-water-regulated-for-health-safety/